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. Attracts beneficial insects. Thrives in cool seasons. Grown as an annual, although biennial in USDA zones 6-9.

$1.79 1 grams

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

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 Sow 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.