Herbs Chervil


Organic Seed

Product ID: 3646G

Organic Chervil.

Similar to Vertissimo. Grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. The mild licorice/anise flavor makes a nice addition to salads. Avg. 12,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Johnny's Recommended Substitute
Brussels Winter type with dark-green leaves.
Brussels Winter type with dark-green leaves.
60 Days

Additional Information


SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow shallowly in early spring 1-2 seeds per inch. Barely cover seeds with soil as seeds require light to germinate. Thin to 6" apart in rows at least 12" apart. Chervil may also be sown in the fall, about 60 days before the expected first frost.
Transplant: Start seeds in spring, about 8 weeks before the last frost. Press seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with vermiculite, as seeds require light to germinate. Transplant into cell flats when seedlings are large enough to handle. Transplant to the field after the last frost 6" apart in rows 12" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. Hot weather will cause the plants to bolt.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows best in rich, moist soil.




HARVEST: Leaves should be harvested just before the plants start to flower when the flavor is at its peak. Leaves can be used either fresh or dried.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Anthriscus cerefolium
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers Salad Mix Component Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies