Italian Parsley

Italian Parsley is a bright green, leafy herb that grows in moderate climate as a biennial with a taproot for storing food over the winter. Not only is it the perfect garnish, but it’s also rich in iron and vitamins A and C. Use chopped parsley in summer salads for a Mediterranean twist.


Plant description
Glossy, dark green leaves with upright stems
Seasonal preference: Spring
Hardiness: Semi-Hardy
Germination duration: 14 to 21 days
Germination conditions: Light
Days to maturity: 70 days
Companion plants: Asparagus, Tomatoes
Incompatible plants: Unknown
Seed description: Tiny, brown, almond shaped
First leaves description: Smooth, narrow
True leaves description: Glossy, feather-like
Thinning time: Once seedlings reach 2 to 3-in tall
Final spacing: 12-in
Plant height: 12-in
Plant spread: 6 to 9-in
Root depth: 12 to 16-in
Light preference: Full sun to partial shade
Moisture preference: Moist
Soil preference: 5.5 to 6.7 pH
Produce size: Leaves
Produce yield: Multiple
Flavor: Crisp, clean
Harvest parsley by cutting the leafy stems from the base of the plant—this will also serve to make the plant grow back bushier.
Fresh (Raw), Dried
Store fresh-cut parsley in water in a sealed plastic bag in the icebox.