Piccolo - Gigante d'Italia Parsley
Parsley Gigante d’Italia is a deep green, broad-leaved plant, with strong stalks, a fresh, slightly spicy aroma and a tangy-sweet flavour. Also known as Sellerina, because its long stalks can also be eaten like celery, parsley is a particularly high yielding variety that is well suited to autumn cultivation due to its resistance to the cold. Although parsley is a favourite of chefs worldwide, it has often been associated with death and evil. According to Greek mythology, the plant sprouted from the blood of the infant prince Archemorus, who was killed by a serpent. Later on, it became associated with Satan—since parsley seeds have a slow germination rate, the popular belief was that the seeds had to travel to hell and back many times before they could germinate.
Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens.
Piccolo offer vegetables and plants specially designed for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.
Piccolo don’t just offer vegetables. They think a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials. They collaborate with companies and individuals, creating customized seed packets, botanical wedding favours and other bespoke products.