Parsley Giant of Italy Seeds
Parsley Giant of Italy Seeds
Parsley Giant of Italy Seeds
Parsley Giant of Italy Seeds

Parsley 'Giant of Italy' Seeds

The ultimate ‘cut-and-come-again’ herb!
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40 cm
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Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
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Easy To Grow
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  • Hardy, vigorous and easy to grow in pots or in the ground as an annual.
  • Large, flat, delicious leaves – one of the best varieties for flavour.
  • Versatile for all types of cuisine – use raw or in cooked dishes.
  • Healthy and nutritious, with high levels of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants.
  • Supplied as a packet of 500 seeds ready for planting indoors or outdoors.
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Herbs are one of the easiest plants to grow – you don’t even need a garden! Just a few in pots on the patio or windowsill, or sown directly into your garden beds, will allow you to add that little extra to a dish. Growing your own parsley from seed, whether indoors or outdoors, will reward you with vigorous plants that can be cut just when you need a fresh bunch for your cooking – a much better solution than those frustrating supermarket pot herbs that barely last 2-3 weeks.

‘Giant of Italy’ is considered one of the very best flat-leaf parsley varieties, producing robust plants with sturdy upright stems bearing large, dark green leaves. Having a terrific sweet and pungent taste when used raw, it also retains its rich, strong flavour in cooked dishes – much better than its curly leafed cousin. The preferred choice of many professional cooks, this versatile, aromatic herb can be used in an endless variety of savoury dishes such as soups, stews and pasta, as well as added raw to salads and sandwiches; it also makes a tasty garnish that will rarely be left on the plate.

Highly nutritious, parsley is packed full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, being an excellent source of iron and vitamin C, as well as many other nutrients. Used as a medicinal herb for centuries, it is said to aid digestion, clear the skin and even to freshen the breath if chewed after eating strongly flavoured foods.

This tall-growing variety will continue to produce fresh new leaves many times after being cut. The best flavour is in the young leaves and regular harvesting will promote the new growth. Grown outside, it will also attract beneficial insects to your garden. Being a hardy biennial, it will set seed in its second year, although it is best grown as an annual, although if grown in a sheltered, well-drained position, plants can be protected over winter with mulch or cloches to produce new growth in the spring.

Supplied as a packet of 500 (approx.) seeds ready to plant indoors or outdoors in their growing position. Sow indoors all year round or outdoors from March to July, directly where they are to crop in containers or in the ground. Harvest all year round indoors or outdoors from May.

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Item 700044 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of 500 (approx.) seeds ready to sow indoors or outdoors.

Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Top Tips

  • Leaves may be dried or frozen but for best flavour, use fresh and add last minute to dishes.
  • Younger leaves have the best flavour and texture so remove and discard older leaves to encourage new growth and keep the plants tidy.
  • Parsley likes a rich compost or fertile soil, so if growing in beds outdoors, dig in well-rotted manure to improve soil quality if necessary.

Care Information

How to grow Parsley

  • Sow outdoors, from March to July, thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared, moist but well-drained soil that has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Thin seedlings to 30cm (12in) apart. Water well until plants are established. Sow seeds every few weeks for continuous cropping.
  • Or to grow indoors all year round, sow 0.5cm (¼in) deep, thinly in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Plants can be grown on to maturity on a light windowsill.
  • Harvesting: Pick the leaves as required (outdoor crops from May). Pick a few leaves from each plant so they regrow quickly.


  • Cloche protection in autumn allows winter picking.
  • Protect from frost in winter with a cloche or move potted plants indoors or into a cool greenhouse for new growth the following spring.

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