6 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Parsley Root 'Eagle' Overview
Petroselinum crispum 'Eagle' commonly known as Parsley Root 'Eagle' is is a biennial but is best grown as an annual. It is an extremely useful culinary herb for its familiar leaves and stalks, but also for its small edible roots that somewhat resemble parsnips. Used to make a delicious vegetable stock along with carrots, onions and other garden vegetables, these roots are rich in vitamins, minerals and flavonoids. Parsley root 'Eagle' is fully to frost hardy and doesn't freeze if left in the ground. An easy to grow vegetable green, it likes full sun or light shade and prefers a moist, well-drained soil. However, the leaves can become course in the second year.
Common problems with Parsley Root 'Eagle'
How to harvest Parsley Root 'Eagle'
Leaves ready for harvest 80 days after sowing. To ensure the best-flavoured leaves, treat Parsley like an annual - cut out the flower stalk when it appears to prevent the plant from going to seed and harvest leaves as needed. Best used during the first year. Can be frozen or dried. Let the plant produce seed in the 2nd season when leaves will turn bitter.
How to propagate Parsley Root 'Eagle'
In Spring to Summer, soak seeds for 3 days, changing the water every day. Then sow in a spot with bright light, 6mm deep, in rich, well-drained soil. Keep moist. Germination in 5-6 weeks.
Special features of Parsley Root 'Eagle'
Other uses of Parsley Root 'Eagle'
Culinary, ornamental, foliage, container
Parsley leaves are used in a wide range of dishes, especially from the Mediterranean cuisine.
Useful to stimulate appetite, relieve flatulence and urinary tract troubles and to improve the function of adrenal glands. Acts against bad breath and soothes bee stings and open wounds. High chlorophyll content gives it antiseptic properties.