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Parsley (Petroselinum crispum, Apiaceae)

Variety overview

Biennal, height 30 cm.  

Tsw:  1,1-1,3 g Seed count per 10 g = 7000-9000 seeds. 

Sowing:  March/April or July/August, for pots under glass all year round. 

Seeds required:  Direct 60-80 g/100 m², for press-pots 6 g/1000 press-pots, for pots 20 g/1000 pots. 

Cultivation:  Only direct sowing for industrial growing. For fresh market growing sow in peat blocks in January (4-5 seeds/peat-block), plant in March and protect with plastic sheeting or Agryl-webbing until end of April. 

Sow in August in peat blocks for planting at end of September under glass, harvest in Winter. Keep moist at all times during germination to optimize emergence. Space rows 20-30 cm apart. Plant about 10 cm apart in row. 

Nutrients required per 100 m²: 1,2 Kg N – 0,4 Kg P – 1,7 Kg K. 

For second and third cut apply again. 

Harvesting:  Three cuts possible in industrial growing. To achieve a dark green product with aroma it is necessary to dry at 90°C directly after cutting. The stems should be removed after drying. 

Use:  Fresh or dried in nearly all European dishes.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum, Apiaceae)

Variety Type Pot Fresh cut Processing
Common x x x
Commun 2
Plain leaved x x
Einfache Schnitt 3
x x x
Fidelio (E11P.8055)
Gigante x
Gigante de Italia
Gigante x x x
Peione (E11P.8079)
Gigante x x
Orfeo (E11P.8394)
Paramount/Frison x x x
Moss Curled 2
Mosscurl x x
Mosscurl x x x
Mosscurl x x x

Variety also available as organic seed from Vitalis Organic Seeds.