Anthriscus cerefolium
(60 days to full maturity) Open-pollinated. The Greeks referred to it as khaire-phyllon, or ‘leaf of joy,’ and carried sprigs to bless their friends. Superior slow-bolting strain of this annual grows vigorously. Delicate lacy leaves with distinct flavor good in soups, with fish or asparagus. Essential ingredient in mesclun. Direct seed before a rain in early spring or summer in rich well-drained soil with light but constant moisture. Begin harvesting leaves 6–8 weeks after sowing. In warmer locations performs best as a fall crop. Also good for microgreens. About 6,000 seeds/oz. 1/16oz packet about 370 seeds.

3044 Chervil
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A: 1/16oz for $2.25  
B: 1/8oz for $2.75  
C: 1/2oz for $3.50  
D: 1oz for $4.75  
E: 4oz for $7.75  
K: 1lb for $21.00  
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Additional Information


  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct seeding.
  • All greens are open-pollinated except where noted.

    Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.