Herb, Parsley, Giant of Italy
Giant of Italy Parsley Petroselinum crispum
Parsley is a hardy, biennial that is grown and treated like an annual. It is the most widely grown herb for both garnish and flavoring. The Giant of Italy Parsley is an attractive and large growing parsley with dark green leaves with strong stems, making it one of the best parsleys for the fresh market. Very high yielding.
- Germination Time – 7-14 Days
- Days to Maturity – 70 Days
- Planting Depth - 1/4”
- Plant Spacing - 4-8”
- Maximum Height – 12-18"
- Light Requirements – Full Sun/Partial Shade
- Soil Requirements – Well-drained, fertile soil
- Approx.13,440 seed per oz.
- Parsley Growing Guide
- Companion Planting Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Biennial
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
A biennial plant is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle.