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Parsley Gigante d’Italia Seeds

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Parsley Gigante d’Italia is a deep green, broad-leaved plant, with strong stalks, a fresh, slightly spicy aroma and a tangy-sweet flavour. Also known as Sellerina, because its long stalks can also be eaten like celery, parsley is a particularly high yielding variety that is well suited to autumn cultivation due to its resistance to the cold. Although parsley is a favourite of chefs worldwide, it has often been associated with death and evil. According to Greek mythology, the plant sprouted from the blood of the infant prince Archemorus, who was killed by a serpent. Later on, it became associated with Satan—since parsley seeds have a slow germination rate, the popular belief was that the seeds had to travel to hell and back many times before they could germinate.

LATIN NAME 
Petroselinum crispum

NAME 
Parsley

VARIETY 
Gigante d’Italia

QUANTITY 
125 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 45 cm 
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 20 cm 
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Tomatoes, peppers, radishes, garlic chives, alpine strawberries

SOWING 
Indoor Mar-Apr 
Outdoor Apr-May, Aug-Sept

TIMING 
Germination 25-30 days 
Harvesting 70-90 days

SPACING 
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,5 cm 
When thinning 10-20 cm

GROWING 
Sunligth Full sun to partial shade 
Soil Well-drained, moist and loamy soil
Watering Regular watering, allow to dry out
Feeding Heavy feeder

CARING 
Expert tip Parsley seeds do not germinate easily. Soak parsley seeds in warm water for one day prior to planting them and maintain the soil temperature at minimum 20 °C for best results. Don’t give up just because they are slow to germinate!

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
Attracts bees and butterflies. 
Pests
Repels asparagus beetles.