Turnip-rooted Chervil
Chaerophyllum bulbosum

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chaerophyllum (kee-roh-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: bulbosum (bul-BOH-sum) (Info)

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 4, 2009, scirpidiella from Pińczw
Poland (Zone 6b) wrote:

This species is very popular in Poland in wild. The leaves the 1-year old plants died in end of May. In next year plants flower and produce seeds in August. The seeds germinate after cold period, so its sow in autumn or end of summer the best. Seeds have short viridity to sprout. The tubers are edible raw or cooked. These have very nice nut-like taste.