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Parsley ‘Flat Leaf’, also known as “Italian” Parsley has strong flavored leaves that make it the parsley associated with Italian dishes. This culinary herb is sometimes known as flat-leaf parsley has serrated leaves and a clean, slightly peppery taste. Its flavor is stronger than that of its ruffled cousin, curly-leaf parsley. It is often used as a garnish.The leaves are great fresh or dried, but we prefer using it fresh. Harvest Parsley early in the year as its flavor is best at this time.

Because of its long germination time, there is a superstition that Parsley seeds have to go to the devil and back which accounts for its long awaited sprouts. In reality, it’s the herb’s tough outer seed coat which slows the growing process. To hasten this period, soak the seeds in warm water for a few hours before planting which should soften the armor-like seed coats and allow for a quicker germination period.