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Parsley
Parsley Curled leaf
Curled leaf parsley
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Petroselinum
Species: Petroselinum crispum, Petroselinum neapolitanum
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 10°C (50°F)
Germination time: 11 days
Time to transplanting: +18 days
Time to harvesting: +57 days
Mature height: 60cm (24in)
Mature spread: 30cm (12in)
Ideal pH range: 5.6 - 6.0
Sow depth: ½cm (¼in)
Sow spacing: 20cm (8in)
Sow row spacing: 20cm (8in)
Growing plant spacing: 25cm (9in)
Growing row spacing: 25cm (9in)
References: [1][2]

Parsley (Petroselinum) is a bright green biennial herb, often used as spice. It is common in Middle Eastern, European, and American cooking. In modern cooking, parsley is used for its leaf in much the same way as coriander (which is also known as Chinese parsley, although parsley is perceived to have a milder flavour.

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow indoors
Harvest

GrowingEdit

LocationEdit

Outdoors a site in semi-shade is ideal.

SowingEdit

Sow seeds ½cm (¼in) deep in April for a summer crop and again in August for winter use. Germination is slow, it may take up to a couple of months.

ThinningEdit

Thin seedlings to 25cm (9in) between plants.[2]

AftercareEdit

Water in dry weather and cover overwintering plants with cloches or straw.[2]

Remove flowering stems as they appear. Some can be left to provide seeds for sowing next year.[2]

HarvestingEdit

Pick regularly to ensure a continuous supply of fresh leaves.[2]

PreservingEdit

DryingEdit

Dip the tips into boiling water for 2 minutes and then place in an oven on the lowest possible setting until crisp. Crush and store as soon as the leaves are cool.[2]

FreezingEdit

Shred leaves and pack into ice cube trays in the deep freeze. Add individual cubes of frozen parsley to soups, stews etc. as required.

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Apiaceae troubles

VarietiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Flat Leaf Parsley. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-09-03.
  2. a b c d e f Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 136. ISBN 9780903505468
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Parsley varieties
Curled leaf parsley
P. crispum
Flat leaf parsley
P. neapolitanum
Root parsley
P. crispum var. tuberosum

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