Also known as French parsley, this herb adds a touch of sophistication to egg, vegetable and fish dishes. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) flavor has tones of anise, best added just before serving for peak flavor. Plants grow to 15-20 inches tall and develop small white blooms. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Chervil, too!
Each packet contains approximately 400 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Requires partial shade and well drained, fairly rich soil to thrive. Direct-sow into prepared beds in early spring (summer use) or late summer (fall use). Plants are hardy and, if sown early enough, will self-seed. Do NOT allow the soil to dry out between waterings — keep moist! Thin seedlings to about 10-inches apart in all directions.
Stems and leaves are ready for harvest 6-8 weeks after planting. For best flavor, pick in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful peak. Use shortly after harvest — flavor is lost quickly!