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James H. Schutte
Petroselinum crispum 'Catalogno'( Neapolitanum Group)
Catalogno Parsley, Flatleaf Parsley, Parsley
This Italian flatleaf parsley cultivar produces lots of extra large, flat, flavorful leaves and is slow to bolt. The leaves are ready to harvest around 78 days from planting.
Parsley is a biennial herb from southern Europe grown for its piquant, dark green leaves. As its common name suggests, flat-leafed parsley (also known as Italian parsley) has unruffled leaves rather than curly. The leaves of parsleys in the Neapolitanum Group are more flavorful than those of curly forms and are used to season salads, soups, meats and pasta dishes. The leaves are ready to harvest around 70 to 80 days after planting.
Parsley forms a rosette of bright green, flattened or curly leaves. The plant is technically a biennial but is most often grown as an annual. Umbels of yellowish-green flowers are produced in the summer of its second year. The seed that follows will fall to the ground and often germinate. After blooming and setting seed, the plant will die.
Grow this herb in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Parsley tastes best in the first year during the cool season and becomes bitter in the second year and during flowering, so it’s best to start a new crop each year. Plants are commonly grown from seed and planted in spring. They can also be planted in fall where winters are mild.
Grow parsley in an herb garden or vegetable patch. It also works well in containers or as a foliage plant in mixed borders. It is also ideal for butterfly gardens as its leaves are favored by black swallowtail caterpillars.
9 - 1
5 - 9
A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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