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Chervil 'Vertissimo'

Beautiful lacy leaves with a gentle, slightly fennel-like taste, best for sowing and growing when temperatures are cool.
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500 seeds

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
cerefolium
Common name
Chervil
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow direct in spring or autumn, avoiding the summer months as they don’t germinate well in the heat. Sow direct 1cm deep. Thin seedlings to 15cm apart. May be sown under cover into small pots for planting out in late spring.

Description

Beautiful lacy leaves with a gentle, slightly fennel-like taste, best for sowing and growing when temperatures are cool. In summer, you can grow in shade. We sow this in early autumn for harvesting literally all winter. We often grow chervil with chives as they make the perfect pair for the French classic Omelette Fines Herbes.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Ensure plants are grown in a cool shady spot as plants will run to seed if subjected to high temperatures and dry sunny spots. Chervil is a prolific self-seeder. Chervil can be grown as a winter crop. Protect with cloches or grow in a cold frame.