Moss Curled Parsley70 days — A standard, early maturing variety. Vigorous, compact plants. The leaves are deeply cut and curled that it resembles moss.
Introduced in the late 1800s, its synonyms include, 'Forest Green', 'Dark Moss Curled', and 'Fine Moss Curled'.
Parsley has been cultivated and used for centuries. It is used as a flavoring in soups and salads, as a garnish, and some varieties, as a vegetable (see 'Hamburg Rooted').
Herbalists have used it as a breath freshener, digestive aid, and in tea to treat high blood pressure and rheumatism. Because it is high in vitamins A and C, it has also been used as a quinine substitute to treat malaria.
Parsley becomes very bitter as the plant starts to flower. For best germination, freeze seed for three to five days and then soak in warm water for about eight hours before planting. Cover seed lightly. Darkness helps germination.
It is a biennial plant, generally grown as an annual. Each packet contains two grams, which is approximately 300 seeds.