Seedlings: Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, is a pretty little herb. NC-based growers should try it in part-sun to sun during spring and fall. It’s a good candidate for late fall trials. Towards late spring and summer I recommend cool afternoon shade or waiting. Could easily be grown in a windowsill. If you use parsley, try chervil. The finely divided leaves are attractive and the taste is light with no bitter end.

Chervil Seedlings - Anthriscus cerefolium 'Brussels Winter'

Chervil – Anthriscus cerefolium ‘Brussels Winter’ – 19 Days From Sowing

Germination: As pictured above. Seed was room-temperature stored and purchased in August 2012 making the seed over 3.5 years old. Seed covered in soil to 1/4 inch and germinated at room temperature with only incidental light. Germination was 25% at 7 days and 73% at 11 days.

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