Delightful tasting, easy to grow kitchen staple
Deliciously different, this heirloom Gigante Italian parsley has exceptionally large, flat glossy leaves whose sweet and mellow flavor will win your taste buds' applause. We import this variety because it tastes so good, without the harsh metallic overtones sometimes found in domestic parsley. The deep green flavorful leaves are wonderful sprinkled on salads, vegetables, potatoes, rice, seafood and pasta. Grow some in a pot near your kitchen to enjoy in everyday cooking.Apiaceae Petroselinum crispum
This type has flat leaves like those of the wild plant. Some gourmet chefs say this has a superior flavor to that of the curly types. Some people prefer to grow this type because it can be easier to cultivate.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 70-80 (Spring/Summer), 78-80 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
This cool weather biennial is hardy to frost and light freezes.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Parsley prefers loose, moderately fertile soil with plenty of added organic matter. Water lightly.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Parsley takes a long time to germinate and does best in warm soil between 70˚- 85˚ F (it doesn't germinate well at higher temperatures).
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Full sun or partial shade.
Parsley likes moist soil. If you think the plants might need water they probably do.
Parsley prefers a fertile soil with lots of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Parsley is easy to grow in containers either individually or as a cut and come again crop. Choose a well-draining container that is at least 12" deep. Parsley is not picky about soil and does not need a lot of attention, but be sure to keep the soil from becoming overly wet. It is also important to provide access to a lot of sunshine.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet and mellow.