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Chervil | Sarah Raven

Chervil

Chervil is one of my favourite herbs, with a gentle aniseedy flavour. Chervil leaves are lovely raw in salad or added right at the end into an omelette.
1

5 seedlings

600 seeds (100001)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Soil
Neutral
Height
40-70cm (16-28in)
Group/Species
A. cerefolium
Common name
Chervil
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Part Shade, Shade
Spread
20cm (8in)
Cultivation
Direct sow in February-March and August-September in lines or blocks.

Description

Chervil is one of my favourite herbs, with a gentle aniseedy flavour. Chervil leaves are lovely raw in salad or added right at the end into an omelette.

I find Chervil hardy for sowing in autumn and growing outside – at least in the south of England – right the way through winter and spring. This runs up to flower quickly in the hot and dry, so don't sow in summer.

Care Tips

This grows well in a container pot, and requires plenty of water.