Plain or Common Parsley
75 days — 'Plain' parsley, also referred to as "Simple" and "Common" parsley, produce plants that are erect, reach about twelve inches tall, and are quite vigorous. The leaves are large, flat, and glossy green. This was the preferred variety in early-1800s Europe.
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.