Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
60-75 (Spring/Summer), 65-80 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Chervil can tolerate a light frost but more severe frosts may kill the plant.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Start Chervil in early spring when weather is settled but still cool. In hotter climates plant in filtered sun or light shade.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Chervil germinates well in cool temperatures, even at 50˚ F.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
-
Water
Moderate

Keep Chervil well watered.

Feeder
Moderate

Chervil needs rich soil. Fertilize every 2 to 3 weeks with a high nitrogen source or liquid fish emulsion solution.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Chervil is an excellent container plant and can be grown indoors. It should get at least 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight. Be sure to water regularly.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Light green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
10.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-15.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-8
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Chervil has a flavor reminiscent of parsley and anise. It also enhances the flavors of other herbs. The flavor becomes bitter if cooked for too long.