A new large Italian field type with excellent bolt tolerance! Very comparable to Dark Green Italian with large stalks, thicker leaves and an unbeatable dark green color. Peione can handle the heat, develops a multitude of stalks, and has a really aggressive growth. Handles selective harvest better than it handles full-plant cutting. 75 days. Photo courtesy of Osborne Seed.
Care: Plant 8-10″ apart in rows 12-18″ apart in full sun and rich soil. Parsley is cold hardy; if tops die back in winter, roots will resprout in spring and go to seed.
Cold-tolerant plants that stand in the field for harvest as needed in late fall and early winter. May overwinter in mild seasons, or die back and sprout from the root in spring for an extra-early crop. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.