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PARSLEY Gigante d'Italia

PARSLEY Gigante d'Italia

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The jewel of herbs, both in the pot and on the plate
Beautiful and colourful seed packets, made from sustainable and recyclable materials. Varieties chosen for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.

Description
Parsley Gigante d’Italia is a deep green, broad-leaved plant, with strong stalks, a fresh, slightly spicy aroma and a tangy-sweet flavour. Also known as Sellerina, because its long stalks can also be eaten like celery, parsley is a particularly high yielding variety that is well suited to autumn cultivation due to its resistance to the cold. Although parsley is a favourite of chefs worldwide, it has often been associated with death and evil. According to Greek mythology, the plant sprouted
from the blood of the infant prince Archemorus, who was killed by a serpent. Later on, it became associated with Satan—since parsley seeds have a slow germination rate, the popular belief was that the seeds had to travel to hell and back many times before they could germinate.


Plant size
Height 45cm, Width 20cm
Container size Height 20 cm, Width 30 cm
Companion plant Tomatoes, peppers, radishes, garlic chives, alpine strawberries
Sowing Indoor Mar-Apr
Outdoor Apr-May, Aug-Sept

Eating
Medicinal properties
Although it has a devilish reputation, parsley has a long history of aiding digestion..
How to eat
Parsley is used for its clean, green, mineral-like flavour in various sauces, salads, stuffings and omelettes. A classic Italian sauce, Gremolada, is a simple three-ingredient condiment made with chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest. This sauce is delicious sprinkled over roast meat.