Popular in French cooking, Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) has a slightly anise-like flavor that is appreciated when added to egg, vegetable and fish dishes. Leaves are added at the very last minute of cooking to preserve the delicate herb flavor. Small white flowers atop 15-20 inch stems. Also known as French parsley.
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!