Parsley, Giant of Italy Seeds - (Petroselinum crispum var. latifolium)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 75 days
- Days to Germination:
- 12-28 days at 50-75F
- Direct sow
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements:
- Fertile soil with good moisture capacity
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Giant of Italy Parsley - Not Just for Italians Anymore
Huge, dark green flat leaves with full potency and a sweet, fresh flavor add oomph to dishes from almost every cuisine: potatoes, vegetables, salads, soups, stews, egg dishes - and as a garnish. Fresh or dried, it is the gourmet choice. Superior choice for flavor.
Parsley is used fresh and is almost picked daily during the summer months. It is a biennial but can be planted and grown as an annual for the freshest flavors.
The Greeks believed the god Hercules chose parsley for his garlands, and consequently it was woven into crowns for victors in the athletic games. Pliny considered parsley one of the most important medicinal herbs of his time. Parsley is believed to be indigenous to Sardinia, Turkey, Algeria, and Lebanon where it can still be found growing wild.
Parsley is a rich source of calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. Use leaves fresh or dry for later use. Medicinally it is has been used to relieve indigestion and gas.
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Workhorse, grows well in desert shade
My favorite parsley variety, slow to start but keeps going like a champ. I grow it in containers in partially shaded spots in my desert garden, it appreciates some shad e here.