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Italian “Gigante” Parsley

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Italian “Gigante” Parsley

(Petroselinum crispum)
EXCLUSIVE – Deliciously different, our heirloom Gigante Italian parsley has exceptionally large, flat glo...
(Petroselinum crispum)
EXCLUSIVE – Deliciously different, our 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.
Seed Count: Approx. 850 / Weight: 2 gms
$ 2.79
#5490
#5490

BIENNIAL, GROWN AS ANNUAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Frost hardy

 

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

Start parsley in spring when weather is settled but still cool and/or in late summer in mild winter climates. Plant in full sun or half-day sun if climate is very hot. Sow seeds 1-2 inches apart into a well-worked fertile seed bed. Cover 1/4 inch deep. Parsley germinates unevenly over several weeks; be patient and keep seed bed evenly moist. Using synthetic row covers to hold moisture during germination is helpful; remove when seedlings are well established.


TO PLANT INDOORS

Sow parsley seeds in early spring in a container of seed starting mix. Cover 1/4 inch deep, and keep container moist but not soggy until seedlings emerge. Provide a good light source. Feed seedlings frequently until ready to transplant when several inches tall.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space 3 to 4 inches apart when seedlings large enough to handle.


GROWING NOTES

Parsley needs rich moist soil and ample spacing for lush harvests. Thin early and keep well weeded and watered. Begin to harvest sparingly once plants have 8 to 10 leaves. Fertilize frequently with a high nitrogen source.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Aug. – Oct.
Sun or
partial shade
1/4 inch
1 – 2 inches
18 – 21 days
1 –1 1/2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – May
Aug. – Oct.
Sun or
partial shade
1/4 inch
1 – 2 inches
18 – 21 days
1 –1 1/2 feet

Plant In

Feb. – May
Aug. – Oct.

Sun/Shade

Sun or
partial shade

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1 – 2 inches

Days To Germinate

18 – 21 days

Mature Height

1 –1 1/2 feet

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