How to Save Parsley (Petroselinium crispum) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2746
Binomial name: Petroselinium crispum
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-fertile|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||5|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||20-50|
|When to Harvest||In the second season when umbels are dry and seeds begin to turn from green to brown.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut umbels and place in a container or bag to dry for 5-14 days. Rub seed heads between hands or on a mesh screen to release seeds.
|How to Clean||
Screen and winnow to remove chaff if necessary.
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What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.