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Chervil, Turnip-rooted


Umbelliferae Chaerophyllum bulbosum L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a root-crop vegetable, grown to some extent in Europe, but little known in the U.S. Except for seed, it is grown as an annual, like carrots. The edible roots are 4 to 5 inches long, tapered and grey or near black. Interior flesh is yellowish white. Roots are used as cooked vegetables, and in stews and soups. Conditions of growth in general are similar to those for carrots.

Season, seeding to harvest: 3 to 5 months.

Production in U.S.: No data. Little known.

Use: Culinary, as boiled vegetable and in soups and stews.

Part of plant consumed: Tuberous root.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch