Chervil Seeds

Heirloom

#5029
This packet sows up to 58 feet.
Availability: In Stock

Also called French parsley or gourmet's parsley, chervil is an essential herb of French cooking, often added to fines herbes. Though the leaves resemble parsley, they have a distinct yet delicate anise flavor. The fresh leaves are perfect mixed with salads, sprinkled on fish or meat, and even added to tomato juice. Thrives in cool seasons.

$1.79 1 gram

Botanical Name: Anthriscus cerefolium

Family: Apiaceae

Native: Europe and Asia

Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual. May overwinter in USDA zones 6-9.

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall and 12" wide before flowering, 18"–24" tall when flowering.

Variety Information: Fernlike leaves on thin-branched stems have a subtle anise flavor. Delicate, small, white flowers in umbels form on thin stems above foliage.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Attracts beneficial insects

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and again in summer 8 to 10 weeks before your average first frost date. For a continuous supply, sow every 2 to 3 weeks up to 6 weeks before your average first frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: Not required

Harvesting: Chervil is ready to harvest about 2 months after sowing. Harvest no more than 1/3 of the plant at a time to encourage regrowth. Flavor is at its peak just before plants flower.

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