The aroma of basil is the essence of summer, evoking mouth-watering images of flavorful salads, just-picked vegetables, and wonderful pastas enhanced by its distinctive flavor. Genovese is a variety from Italy, traditionally used to make classic pesto. Basil has also been used by cooks around the world with fresh and cooked vegetables, in salads, with meats, seafoods, eggs, and cheeses, in soups and breads, and to season vinegars and oils. In a warm, south window, basil can grow inside during the winter! It is easy to grow in containers. This packet contains enough seed to plant one160 foot row or 3 successive plantings of 53 foot rows - that's a lot of basil!