Parsley ‘Titan’

Parsley ‘Titan’ (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum)

Parsley Titan
Hardy Biennial

Compact weather resistant plants with neat, upright growth produce a profusion of particularly small, dark green, finely cut leaves. Parsley ‘Titan’ is an outstanding flat-leaved parsley with an intense, almost sweet flavour that is stronger than curled-leaved cultivars. Harvested regularly, this robust RHS AGM variety produces a vast quantity of leaves that make an attractive garnish, and add depth of flavour to soups, sauces and many other culinary dishes.

Seeds from Thompson & Morgan

Sow indoors

Sow outdoors

Plant out



Well-drained soil

Up to 35cm (13.8″)

Up to 35cm (13.8″)

Direct sow parsley seed outdoors from March to July. Grow parsley in a well prepared seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in drills 30cm apart. Parsley seeds are very slow to germinate taking up to 28 days, especially in wet, cold soils.

Seeds can also be sown indoors or under glass from August to February for fresh leaves all year round. Sow into 7.5cm (3″) pots of free-draining seed compost, maintaining a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9″) apart. Gradually acclimatise parsley plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors when risk of frost has passed.

Feed and water parsley plants regularly. Harvest parsley leaves regularly to encourage fresh new growth. Parsley is biennial and will require replacing after the second season once it begins to flower and produce seed.

I grew curly leaf parsely outside from 2019 – 2022 in a container. It was mostly for decoration as curly parsley doesn’t really have the flavour of the flat-leaf variety. As I’m concentrating on culinary use this time I’m growing it in the kitchen.

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