Also called French parsley, chervil is an essential herb of French cooking. Though the leaves resemble parsley, they have a distinct yet delicate anise flavor. Attracts beneficial insects. The fresh leaves are perfect mixed with salads or sprinkled on fish or meat. Thrives in cool temperatures; heat causes bolting. Plants grow up to 6″-10″ tall and 12″ wide before flowering and can reach up to 18″-24″ tall when flowering. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Biennial in USDA zones 6-9, although usually grown as an annual. Botanical Interests® Chervil Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 58 feet.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, and again in summer 8-10 weeks before your average first frost date. For a continuous supply, sow every 2-3 weeks up to 6 weeks before your average first frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.
Indoors: Not recommended, as roots are sensitive to disturbance.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.