Basil Italian Large LeafItalian Large Leaf Basil is similar to Genovese (the pesto-perfect variety) and is just as good for making classic Italian sauces (hint, pesto, hint.) Italian Large Leaf plants grow between one-and-a-half to two feet tall, with fat three-to-four-inch basil leaves.
After last frost cultivate area or use starter pots indoors (4-6 weeks before last expected frost) with germination mix. Barely cover the seeds with fine grit or sand. Keep moist, but not saturated. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days.