Garden Chervil, French Parsley
BRUSSELS WINTER Chervil
Brussels Winter is an improved European Chervil, slower to bolt and more resistant to cold than other chervils. Dark green, parsley-like leaves, are added fresh or dried to eggs, asparagus, potatoes, salads, and soups. Flavor is similar to parsley, with mild anise overtones. Grows to 1′ tall. Hardy annual. Packet is 1 gram, about 200 seeds.
How to Plant Chervil Seeds
Direct sow chervil seed in spring or early fall, shallowly 1-2 seeds per inch. Needs light to germinate. At 70°F., germination is in about 10-14 days. Thin to 6-9″ apart.
Growing chervil: Prefers afternoon shade and moist soil. Flavor is best during mild weather. Harvest leaves regularly to delay bolting. Chervil is usually grown during the cool-season, early spring and fall. Can be grown during winter in mild climates. Fresh chervil can be minced, frozen in ice-cube trays, thawed as needed. Learn more about chervil.