Petroselinum neapolitanum (Flat leaf parsley)

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Flat leaf parsley
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Flat leaf parsley
Scientific Classification
Species: Petroselinum neapolitanum
Italian parsley
Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 10°C (50°F)
Germination time: 11 days
Time to transplanting: +18 days
Time to harvesting: +57 days
Mature height: 60cm (24in)
Mature spread: 30cm (12in)
Ideal pH range: 5.6 - 6.0
Sow depth: ½cm (¼in)
Sow spacing: 20cm (8in)
Sow row spacing: 20cm (8in)
Growing plant spacing: 25cm (9in)
Growing row spacing: 25cm (9in)
References: [1][2]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
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Flat leaf parsley (Petroselinum neapolitanum) has more flavour than its cousin curled leaf parsley, but is generally considered less attractive when used as a decoration.[2]

Planner[edit | edit source]

Sow indoors


Growing[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

Outdoors a site in semi-shade is ideal.

Sowing[edit | edit source]

Sow seeds ½cm (¼in) deep in April for a summer crop and again in August for winter use. Germination is slow, it may take up to a couple of months.

Thinning[edit | edit source]

Thin seedlings to 25cm (9in) between plants.[2]

Aftercare[edit | edit source]

Water in dry weather and cover overwintering plants with cloches or straw.[2]

Remove flowering stems as they appear. Some can be left to provide seeds for sowing next year.[2]

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

Pick regularly to ensure a continuous supply of fresh leaves.[2]

Preserving[edit | edit source]

Drying[edit | edit source]

Dip the tips into boiling water for 2 minutes and then place in an oven on the lowest possible setting until crisp. Crush and store as soon as the leaves are cool.[2]

Freezing[edit | edit source]

Shred leaves and pack into ice cube trays in the deep freeze. Add individual cubes of frozen parsley to soups, stews etc. as required.

Troubles[edit | edit source]

Full troubles list: Apiaceae troubles

References[edit | edit source]


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Parsley varieties
P. crispum Curled leaf parsley
P. neapolitanum Flat leaf parsley
P. crispum var. tuberosum Root parsley
  1. Flat Leaf Parsley. myfolia. Retrieved: 2010-09-03.
  2. a b c d e f g Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 136. ISBN 9780903505468