100% Albenga, Ligure, Italy (from birth to shop).
To serve a pizza for the Queen of Italy, Margherita di Savoia, also Basilico Ocimum was needed
Grown under natural mediterranean sun with no artificial lighting. This basil cultivar is the best choice for Italian sauces and soups and for making pesto. It’s also known as Italian Basil.
You may find yourself looking for Italian basil in the grocery store after discovering a delicious sounding recipe that calls for it. However, you may have trouble finding it. Italian basil is not a real cultivar (by cultivar we mean “cultural variety”) of basil. “Italian basil” a general term for the types of basil that may be used in Italian cooking. The two types of basil cultivars that are used in Italian cooking include Sweet Basil, the most common cultivar, and Basil Ocimum. Either one may be used for the preparation of pesto, a common food used in Italian cooking, although the Italians prefer the taste of Basil Ocimum for pesto. The flavor of Basil Ocimum has been regarded as having hints of mint and clove, while being peppery and spicy.
Most grocery stores will carry fresh Sweet Basil only, so if you want that authentic Italian experience you may need to order here or consider growing basil yourself in the garden.