Italian Giant Parsley boasts a somewhat spicy, strong flavor that’s ideal for seasoning.
How to Grow Italian Giant Leaf Parsley
- Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum
- Days to Maturity: 70- 80
- Hardiness Zone: 5- 9
- Soil: Rich, well drained
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 6"
- Row Spacing: 12"
- Pests/disease: Stem rot; Leaf spots; Black swallowtail larvae; Carrot fly; celery fly
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 18,000 Seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 72,000 Seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 288,000 Seeds
As a biennial, parsley does not bloom until it's second season. Keep the plant well watered, doing so at soil level using a low pressure method. Once the plant is well established you may harvest as needed. This hardy plant is cold tolerant and may be harvested even after frost. Parsley tends to self sow if you allow it to go to seed.