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Parsley Gigante d’Italia has fresh, spicy aroma and a tangy-sweet flavour. Also known as Sellerina, because its long stalks can also be eaten like celery, parsley is a particularly high yielding variety that is well suited to autumn cultivation due to its resistance to the cold. Although parsley is a favourite of chefs worldwide, it has often been associated with death and evil. According to Greek mythology, the plant sprouted from the blood of the infant prince Archemorus, who was killed by a serpent. Later on, it became associated with Satan — since parsley seeds have a slow germination rate, the popular belief was that the seeds had to travel to hell and back many times before they could germinate.

Appearance: Deep green, broad-leaved plant, with strong stalks

Latin name: Petroselinum crispum

Name: Parsley

Variety: Gigante d’Italia

Quantity: 125 seeds

Plant size: Height 45 cm, Width 20 cm

Container size: Height 20 cm, Width 30 cm

Sowing: indoors March-April, outdoors April-May, Aug-Sept

Timing: germination 25-30 days, harvesting 70-90 days

Spacing: when sowing 1-3cm, when thinning 10-20cm

Growing: full sun to partial shade, regular watering and allow to dry out, well drained moist and loamy soil, heavy feeder

Caring: parsley seeds do not germinate easily. Soak parsley seeds in warm water for one day prior to planting them and maintain the soil temperature at 20°C 

Supporting: attracts bees and butterflies, repels asparagus beetles

Harvesting: parsley is a biennale plant that flowers the second summer, then stops producing leaves and dies. Harvest parsley before it blooms for larger leaves and a stronger aroma 

Eating: although its devilish reputation, parsley has a long history of aiding digestion. A classic Italian sauce, gremolada, is a simple three-ingredient condiment made with chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest. This sauce is delicious sprinkled over roast meat!

Companion plant: Tomatoes, peppers, radishes, garlic chives, alpine strawberries

All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions

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Reviewed on 18/03/2021 by Rebecca Thomson

Fast delivery, items exactly as described. Seeds are beautifully packaged! 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 18/03/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for the review Rebecca. We bet you can't wait to start planting your seeds.