Anthriscus cerefolium. A hardy annual growing up to 20" tall, Chervil has finely cut, dark fern-green leaves with a mild, sweet licorice flavor, similar in appearance and use to Parsley
. Revered by French cooks, it is an ingredient in the classic fines herbes
mixture, a wonderful salad component and a mild seasoning for either hot or cold dishes. Direct-sow Chervil as soon as you can work the ground in the spring or sow indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after all threat of frost has passed
. Hardy annual. (OP.)
Average seed life: 1 year.