Giant from Italy Parsley
Prized by Italian cooks, this variety produces sizeable, bushy plants and a continuous supply of large, flat leaves with strong parsley flavor.
- 85-90 days
- Grown as an annual or biennial
- Plants grow to 9-12 inches tall
- Flattened leaves
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Flat-leaved parsleys like "Giant From Italy" parsley are used in stocks, soups, and sauces. Parsley mixed with chopped garlic yields a mixure called persillade, common in French cuisine.
You can mix parsley, capers, anchoives, gardlic, and bread to create an dItalian salsa verde to serve with fish or chop parsley with scallions for a Brazilian cheiro-verde.
Chopped parsley is also a key ingredient in Middle Easter salads such as tabbouleh.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors just before last frost. Can also be started indoors and set out as small plants. Seeds can be soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained rich soil.
- Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep
- Germination: 14-21 Days
- Thin: 6-12" Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
Large leaves & really prolific plants. They love my soil here in KY zone 6b/7a, it's October 20 and they still look good as new.
Large and vigorous
Large, vigorous plant with large taproot. Recommend starting in 2" square or larger seedling tray if starting indoors.
Has done well for us here in MN. Of all the herbs I start early, this parsley always does the best.