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'Brussels Winter' Chervil

'Brussels Winter' Chervil

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Anthriscus cerefolium

Origin: Brussels, Belgium

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~55

Germination tested 2/2024: 93%

Life cycle: Annual or Biennial

This is the European standard variety of this classic market-garden heirloom herb and green. Chervil is essential dried in the famous French fines herbes mixture as well as fresh in the traditional Provençal mesclun salad mix. Chervil has a mild anise or tarragon-like flavor. It can be grown as an annual or — as the name indicates — overwintered as a biennial. In a cold-frame, it can often produce greens all winter in most climates.

GROWING TIPS: Direct-sow (surface sow) in well-prepared soil almost any time of the year (except the heat of summer). Thin plants to 8-12" apart.