Parsley, Plain Leaf: Dark Green Italian
78 days until maturity. Introduced by 1807. Plain in appearance but fancy in flavor, this celery-leaf variety is the best-tasting variety. An excellent variety for drying. If grown in the greenhouse, aphid control is easier due to its wide straight leaves. (Petroselinum crispum)
Growing instructions: Parsley seed germinates very slowly, requiring 3 to 4 weeks. Sow seeds in early spring directly into garden, 1/4" deep, and thin to 4 to 6". Keep well watered. Soaking seed in water for 24 hours will speed germination. Mark location with radish seed. Another fast germination procedure: Plant seed in a small flat of soil or planting medium. Place flat in a zip-lock bag, and freeze for 12 to 24 hours. Remove from freezer and keep moist until seed begins to germinate. Requires full sun.
Packet: 1.30g - approximately 755 seeds