Latin Name: Anthriscus cerefolium
Item #: 160A
CHERVIL (Common) - use leaf in Bearnaise sauces or salads
An oz/28 g sows 100 ft/31 M of row. oz/28 g contains about 15,000 seeds.
CULTURE: Long black seeds are easy to germinate and will adapt well in light well drained soils which are moderately rich. Muck soils or manured land are excellent. Plants prefer partial shade if they can get it. Leaves are deeply cut and curled resembling mild flavored parsley in taste. Sow in rows where the plants are intended to grow, as root systems do not transplant well. Space seeds @ 2 seeds per in/25 mm; 0.25 in/6 mm deep, cover with fine soil and firm. Seeds may be sown outdoors as soon as you can get on the land (after April 1st with us) until mid Sept. every 15 days for a continual supply of leaves. Plants require water frequently during the growing period. Thin seedlings to 9 in/23 cm apart, by pinching them off at ground level. You should be able to pick your first crop of leaves about 25-30 days after sowing.
USES: Light green foliage is deeply cut, curled and aromatic. Leaves are used in the making of spinach soup, egg dishes, salads, French dressing, fish, bearnaise and ravigote sauces, butter sauces for chicken.