Standard flat-leaf variety grows long stems and robust leaves.
The most popular herb in the Western world, parsley has a bright, unmistakable tang that unites and amplifies the flavors of any dish. Of Mediterranean origin, it is now grown nearly everywhere. In temperate climates it is biennial; with the protection of a cold frame or snow cover, it comes back each spring and can be harvested for about a month before it goes to seed. This large-leaved, heavy-yielding variety is wonderful in gremolata: chop finely, then mix with lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil; salt to taste.
This variety produces big, flat, leaves on robust plants–a true giant!
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Artwork by Molly Rausch. Using oil stick on plywood, Molly captured the bold presence, flavor, and utility of parsley. Rausch writes, paints, and builds treehouses in New Paltz, New York. She currently owns 18 typewriters.