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Information

Myrrhis odorata belongs to the Umbel family and is a perennial, large and vigorous plant which is very hardy and often self-sows itself. It prefers moisture-retaining, nutrient-rich soil, preferably in a somewhat shadowy place. The whole plant is used because of its nutty sweet flavour, unripe and ripe seeds in desserts, leaves in salads, omelettes, soups, stews, together with sour rhubarb, gooseberries etc. The root is enjoyed fresh or cooked. Spanish Chervil is mildly anti-septic and good for the digestion.  The seeds loose their germination ability very soon and should be sown in autumn preferably or really early in spring. They need a period of cold to germinate. If sowing at the usual time for spring sowing, the sowing can be indoors for a month and then in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator for a month. 20 seeds/g. A portion contains about 30 seeds.


 

Product number:K540
Latin name:Myrrhis odorata
Botanic family:The Mint family - Apiaceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Perennial
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The seeds loose their germination ability very soon and should be sown in autumn, preferably or really early in spring. They need a period of cold to germinate. If sowing at the usual time for spring sowing, the sowing can be indoors for a month and then another month in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.

Spacing

Keep a mutual distance of 70-80 cm.

Harvest

The whole plant is used because of its nutty sweet flavour, unripe and ripe seeds in desserts, leaves in salads, omelettes, soups, stews, together with sour rhubarb, gooseberries etc. The root is enjoyed fresh or cooked. Sweet Cicely is mildly anti-septic and good for the digestion. 

Seed

20 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.