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'Gigante d'Italia' Parsley
 
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Description: Open-pollinated. Large, dark green flat leaves. About 70-75 days to maturity. Also known as 'Gigante,' 'Giant From Italy' and 'Giant of Italy'.
Days To Maturity: 70-75
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2016
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - updated in 2016
Johnny's Selected Seeds - updated in 2016
Western Wonder, LLC - updated in 2016

 
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Overall: (4.6 Stars)Overall
Taste: (5.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.4 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.6 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 10/26/2017 by CCE Nassau County NY - An experienced gardener

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Nassau, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Planted two seedlings on May 19. Did not thrive in our garden. No disease or insect damage; just didn\'t do that well - leaves looked a bit pale. We prepared the bed just like all the others, so don\'t think it was in need of nutrients.
 

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 by Debbie L - An experienced gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

A great parsley to grow. Nice flavor large leaves.
 

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 by Cutler Botanic Garden - An experienced gardener

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Broome, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Planted transplant 5/9/17. Harvested throughout season, prolific producer.
 

Reviewed on 08/22/2017 by Wayne County CCE - An experienced gardener

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Wayne, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Grew well for us. Flavorful, recommended.
 

Reviewed on 03/28/2011 by minerva_ma - An experienced gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Huge, vigorous, tasty, fast to establish, great supply of leaves that keep coming all season. I\'ve seen it bolt in late summer, but not consistently.
 

Reviewed on 01/22/2008 by ant - An experienced gardener

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Logan, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown this parsley several years and wouldn't plant any other commercial variety that I know of. Its easy, prolific and tastes great. The large but tender leaves make for easy harvest.
 

Reviewed on 12/23/2007 by muckfiend - An experienced gardener

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Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I agree with the previous: it is vigorous and tastes great all season. It loved the shady, damp side of the vegetable patch. Twenty small plants turned into a hedge!
 

Reviewed on 02/18/2007 by johncandie - An intermediate gardener

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Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Gigante d'Italia is the parsley to which all other parsley ought to be compared. Vigorous, tasty- strong flavor.
 




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