Winter Chervil Seeds Winter-hardy flat, lacy leaves with anise-parsley flavor for early salad greens. Strongly resembles parsley and often referred to as gourmet parsley. A classic French herbes fines and European standard. Direct seed in early spring for summer crop or fall for spring crop. Sow seeds 1" deep. Grow as baby leaf or full size using 6 seeds/ft in rows 12-18" apart. Winter chervil is a close relation of parsley, originating in southern Russia. It's delicate flavor, similar to tarragon or fennel, has made it an extremely popular kitchen herb. Chervil has an honored place in every chef's kitchen, particularly in France. This mild herb is the main ingredient of the famous blend of French herbs known as "fines herbes", as well as being the seasoning of classic béarnaise sauce. Though not often used for medicinal purposes, it was historically used as a mild tonic or stimulant as well as being a supposed cure for hiccups.