IMPORTANT: You are using an old browser. You will not be able to checkout using this browser for data security reasons. Please use another browser or upgrade this one to continue. Read more.

Parsley, Single Italian Or Plain

Short Description

Plain, flat, deeply cut dark green leaves with more pronounced flavor than Extra Curled Dwarf.

Full Description

Flat-leaved variety used in salad dressings, poultry, soups and as an ingredient of pesto. Flavor is much more pronounced than that of the more familiar curled type.
Buy this product
Item # Product
Order
Quantity
Price
Item#: 52852A
Order: 1 Pkt. (1000 seeds)
- +
$3.95
Add to Wish List

In Stock

Item#: 24518
Order: 3 Plants
- +
$14.95
Send me an email when this item is back in stock
Parsley, Single Italian Or Plain
Parsley, Single Italian Or Plain, , large
Item #: 24518
3 Plants
Customers also bought these products

Thank you!

Add to Wish List

We're sorry this plant 24518 is done shipping for the season

AvailableinMixandMatch

Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

40-60 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Biennial

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-18 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

3-4 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant

Shipping Information

Restrictions:

Item 24518 cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
See all Burpee plant shipping restrictions for your state

the burpee

difference

100%

satisfaction
guaranteed

non-gmo
since 1876

Images

Customer favorite
Enlarge Photo
Print Page

Video

Fresh Garden Herbs
Anyone can grow fresh gourmet garden herbs in just a small space or container.
Watch video
Growing Herbs in Containers
Grow the freshest herbs for dishes and seasonings right on your deck, porch or patio!
Watch video

Parsley may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, directly sown, or planted as a potted plant.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow parsley seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit
  • Sow seeds ¼ inches deep in seed-starting formula.
  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Direct Sow:

  • Sow seeds when all danger of frost has passed in spring. In frost-free areas, sow from fall to early spring.
  • Sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • Firm soil and keep moist.
  • Seeds emerge in 14-21 days.
  • Thin to 6 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with rich, well-drained soil.
  • Parsley is superb as a border plant or as an underplanting for roses, and grows easily in containers.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development.
  • Set the plants 10-12 inches apart.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For herbs, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Fertilize as needed with Gro-tone All Purpose Organic Plant Food.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • You can remove any flowering stalks that may appear to increase leaf production.
  • If you let one or two plants go to seed, parsley will often self-sow. Parsley is a biennial, and will not bloom until the second season. Parsley is cold tolerant and may be harvested after frost.
  • Harvest the outer leaves by cutting them at the base of the leafstalk. Harvest leaves as needed.
  • Sprigs are delicious in salads and make an excellent accent for vegetables and potatoes. Chewing on a fresh leaf can freshen your breath.
  • Fresh parsley may be stored in zip lock bags in the fridge for a week. Fresh leaves freeze well in ice cubes or sealed zip lock bags, and may also be dried. It can be used in vinegars as well, or made into parsley herbed butter.
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Days To Maturity
40-60 days
Life Cycle
Biennial
Height
12-18 inches
Spread
3-4 inches
Additional Uses
Container Plant
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Thin
6 inches
Parsley, Single Italian Or Plain is rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to grow I grew this from seed in a stacking planter on a hot, sunny deck, and this was an extremely easy, low maintenance plant to grow. As long as it was watered regularly, it grew well, even with limited root space. We grow this parsley for our bunny (who loves it), so I can't comment on the flavor.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Prolific Plant and Robust Flavor! Absolutely hardy and prolific plant, even through the hot summer months. As I picked off of a young plant it few back twice as fast. This plant also has a very unique beauty component to add to any garden.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent parsley We have grown Single Italian Parsley from Burpee for many years. We start it indoors under grow lights in large pots that we put outdoors after well started. In the fall we also transplant some to a raised bed allowing harvest throughout the winter/early spring seasons. Since these plants bolt in later spring we will have started a new crop by that time. We also plant Curly Leaved Parsley and use both in various dishes. Excellent parsley flavors!
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low Maintenance Simple, delicious, and low maintenance.
Date published: 2012-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its a perennial in so-cal This parsley grew into a thicket, after repeated mowing it just refused to be daunted. It is delicious and crisp. It is still rejuvinating itrself and is still a three foot by two foot mound even after frost killed the basil.
Date published: 2009-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Early Harvest Just as I grow Basil for our love of pesto, this parsley is our favorite for Pesto Pasta. This seed started fairly well, with a fair germination rate and fair seedling strength during the early start season. Once established and transplanted, they performed exceptionally, really taking off in their growth. The flavor is just as described, intense, so a little goes a long way but is perfect for pesto. Right now mine are determined to go to seed, putting out flower stalks like crazy, but still maintaining a good flavor in the surrounding leaves. This plant is quite strong and shades out any weeds in the surrounding around very well. I love this parsley and will be growing it every year from now on.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performer, even when neglegted!! Early in the season, had a couple of good harvests, then let the bed "go to the weeds", figuring I had all I needed, plus gave some away. What a surprise to go back late in the summer and find that the plants had done terrific, even competing against the weeds!! Feeling guilty for the neglect. I had two more harvests from this patch, and gave even more away. This will be a staple in my garden from now on!!
Date published: 2007-01-21
  • 2016-08-26T06:58CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod000482, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_Burpee