Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil

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Type:  Annual             


Soil:  Rich, well-drained soil; likes open spaces.


Useful Parts:  Leaves.


Growth HabitResembles parsley.


Harvest Method:  Can be picked at any time of season, break off stems carefully taking from the outside so that the new center leaves can be allowed to grow, leave it self-sow by letting 1/3 of the plant go to seed.


Handling:  Dry or freeze fresh in ice cube trays


Uses:  As a garnish and for flavoring, don’t cook for more than 10-15 minutes, otherwise the flavor will be lost; chervil is valued as a blood purifier, helps the kidneys, poultice of leaves will help swellings and bruises.

Height:

24 in

Spread:

12 in

Anthriscus cerefolium Characteristics

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade