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General information

  • Petroselinum crispum, Parsley
  • Apiaceae family
  • Sunlight: Full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well-drained soil, high in organic matter.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Biennial

Successful Cultivars

  • Giant of Italy (75 days) Huge dark green leaves, great flavor.
  • Wega (75 days) Dark green, deeply curled variety.
  • Dark Green Italian Plain (80 days) Flat, deeply cut leaves.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Septoria Leaf Spot (pictured here)
  • Alternaria Leaf Blight
  • Cercospora Leaf Blight
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Damping Off

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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