Chervil, Great Green (Organic)
Anthriscus cerefolium. 30-60 days. Biennial in zones 3-9.
Chervil is a useful and unfailing winter herb that deserves to be more commonly grown. Flavor is reminiscent of fennel with lots of sweet, subtle notes. A carrot relative, its leaves are similar and almost fern-like. We grow it in full sun, but it thrives in part shade and under fruit trees. This vigorous strain has been selected for many years by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon, for robust plants with a good, deep chervil flavor that easily survive winter. May self seed.
Best when direct sown early spring or late summer. Shallowly sow several seeds, every 6” on center in part shade. Transplanting is not recommended. Great choice for winter gardens in our area.
Collect seeds from at least 10 plants in the summer of their second year. Cut seed heads when seeds are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing. Winnow to clean.
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