Approximately 300-450 seeds per gram Lot# PA12002 Petroselinum crispum Green Pearl produces heavy, densely filled, dark green, double curled leaves on strong stalks. It has a milder flavor than its flat leaved cousins. This hardy biennial herb makes an attractive garnish and remains one of the most popular herbs for culinary use. Green Pearl’s slow bolting quality makes it ideal for forcing and summer production. Height at Maturity: 45-60 cm (18-24”). Spread at maturity: 30.0 cm (11.7”).
Direct sow parsley seed outdoors from March to July. Grow parsley in a well prepared seed bed in full sun or partial shade. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 12 mm (½”) deep and 2.5 cm (1”) apart. Space rows 30 cm (12”) apart. Parsley seeds are very slow to germinate taking up to 28 days, especially in wet, cold soils. Seeds can also be sown indoors from August to February for fresh leaves all year round. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 20 cm (8") apart. Gradually harden off parsley plants to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting outdoors when risk of frost has passed. Green Pearl needs medium to moderate water requirements.
Soil Conditions: Well worked loose soil.Maintain a soil pH of 5.0-6.0. Green pearl requires a loamysoil and it grows best in weakly acidic soil.
Height at Maturity: 45-60 cm (18-24”). Spread at maturity: 30 cm, (11”).
Days to Maturity: 123 days. Pick when plant is able to support harvesting.
Spacing after Thinning: 30 cm (12”).
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated Seeds. Slow to germinate, it can be encouraged by soaking seed in warm water for 24 hours before planting. Sow direct from spring until mid-summer, inside for winter use. Pick leaves regularly to encourage new growth. If flowers form cut them off to save the plant’s energy for leaf growth. Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Green pearl is thought of as hardy, so Green pearl will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.