Parsely Seeds - Dark Green Italian Flat Leaf - Heirloom

Regular price Dhs. 15.00

 3 grams / packet

1. Short Description

Petroselinum crispum Annual. 72 days. The flat leaf parsley has a stronger flavor then the curled varieties, and is generally preferred for cooking. Broad, dark green leaves may be cut repeatedly. Used fresh or dried. Ht. 6-8 in. Approx. 634 seeds/g.

2. More details and tips

Parsley Dark Green Italian Flat Leaf Seed

Parsley is a cold-hardy biennial herb that is grown as an annual for foliage use. As a biennial, the plants bloom early in the second year and although no longer edible, it attracts beneficial insects to the garden. Parsley is divided into two types: flat leaf and curly leaf. Flat-leaf is most often used in recipes and curly leaf is a well-known garnish. However, they can be used interchangeably.

Days to Maturity: Biennial
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Plant Spacing: 12”-15”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Rich, moist, and well-drained
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun
Color: Bright green
Flavor: Green and herbaceous

Sowing and Growing
Parsley has a very long germination period, taking up to a month. To shorten the wait, stratify seeds for at least a week and soak for 12 to 24 hours before sowing. Grow on in clumps, under a strong light source, and leave plenty of time, about 10 weeks to transplant ready plants. When the weather has fully warmed, plant in full sun and water regularly.

Once parsley is well established, you can begin harvesting outer leaves. Fresh use is best, but it can be dried. For best color and flavor, chop leaves fairly fine and dry in a single layer on waxed paper and replace every year. Freezing also works well. You can place parsley in water and keep in your fridge, or even keep parsley throughout the winter by placing a small pot on your windowsill.


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