Chervil 'Brussels Winter' Seed

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Chervil 'Brussels Winter' Seed

Fresh chervil is an indispensable culinary herb and excellent flavoring for peas, potatoes, carrots, eggs, and fish.

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(Anthriscus cerefolium UMBELLIFERAE)

Fresh chervil is an excellent flavoring for peas, potatoes, carrots, eggs, and fish, and a key ingredient of French cuisine. Chervil loses its delicate anise flavor when dried, but the flavor can be preserved in chervil butter. It is best added just before serving. Chervil of the best quality comes from plants grown in partial shade in successive sowings. Medicinal: Traditionally used as a diaphoretic to treat fevers. Herbalis, Juliette de Bairacli Levy reports that it is good for poor memory and depression. As a bitter tonic with an aromatic anise-like flavor it is helpful for liver and kidney functions and as an expectorant.

Details:

Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:12 to 24 inches
Diameter:12 inches
Heirloom:no
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germination requires light. Sow seeds on soil surface and press into surface lightly. Germinates in 7 to 21 days at 55 F. Direct sow or transplant.
Spacing:12 to 16
Sun:Best quality plants are grown in partial shade.

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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