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Parsley Italian

Parsley  par-slee

Italian:  Italian flat leaf parsley may look unassuming but add it to soups and stews, stocks and salads, and you add a fresh flavor and color that makes the dish. Growing Italian parsley in the garden or in a window box will allow the home cook to harness the lively flavor of this plant. Choose a sunny site in well-draining soil with plenty of organic amendment. If you’re planting several plants together, allow at least 18 inches  between them to prevent mildew from forming on the leaves. Trim what you need, taking the stems back to the core of the plant. If your plant is skinny and spindly, try moving it to a brighter area. Cut off any blooms as they occur as this will cause the plant to seed and leaf production to diminish.

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Height: 10-12″/Spread: 16-18″

Size Available: 1201

Parsley Italian

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Parsley  par-slee

A long-time mainstay in European and Middle Eastern cuisine, parsley is now used around the world as a subtle, herbaceous addition to a wide range of cuisines. The ancient Romans and ancient Greeks both used parsley in death ceremonies as a way to mask the scent. Today, parsley is best known as a versatile, fresh addition to sauces, salads, and any dish that could use a pop of color and a touch of herbal flavor. Available in both fresh and dried form, parsley has a bright, herbaceous and slightly bitter taste that serves as a contrast to emphasize the other flavors in a dish, similar to lemon zest. Primarily known as a garnish, parsley adds an attractive pop of green color and vegetal flavor, making it the perfect final touch in the cooking process.