Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum
72 days — 'Italian' parsley has deeply cut, dark green leaves with a rich, flavor that is generally stronger than other curled types. Parsley becomes very bitter as the plant starts to flower. Parsley has been cultivated for centuries and is used as a garnish, palate cleanser, flavoring in soups, salads, and as a seasoning in other recipes. Some varieties, like 'Hamburg Rooted
', are used as a vegetable.
A biennial plant, parsley is typically grown as an annual. Each packet contains two grams, which is approximately 300 seeds.
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.