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Basil is an upright, aromatic, annual plant, up to 75 cm in height, and used as a culinary herb and for essential oil. The leaves of basil are often used as a seasoning in tomato sauces and the basis for making pesto. There are many varieties of basil with different colored leaves and unique flavors.

A Genovese-type basil, this variety is less susceptible to downy mildew as the 8 cm long leaves are slightly cupped. A mildly spicy flavor makes this basil perfect for pesto sauce and other culinary delights.