Italian parsley has flat leaves, which distinguish it from the better-known curly-leafed parsley. At first the foliage might be easily confused with cilantro, however, its flavor is distinctly parsley. It is popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Easy to chop, the nutritious flat leaves are high in iron and in vitamins A, C, and E. A high chlorophyll content makes it a natural breath sweetener, too.
Growing Healthy Plants
This is a great plant for containers, especially for fall and winter in zone 7 and south. Of course, you can also use it in vegetable and herb beds. It is also more tolerant of hot weather than curly parsley (which can struggle during the peak of summer) and is frost tolerant.
|Soil Type||loamy, rich, well-draining soil|
|Soil PH||Acidic, neutral|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Late July through August|