Fennel Florence Perfection Organic Seeds

Fennel Florence Perfection Organic Seeds

Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum

Item #6129

80 days for "bulb". Tender perennial grown as an annual. You are in for a real treat with this wonderful, but often overlooked vegetable. The white, crisp bulbous stem base has a delicious, anise flavor and can be eaten raw, used to flavor soups, pasta, and sautéed dishes, or even deep-fried. Feathery foliage is attractive in the garden and is an excellent fresh garnish to fish, chicken, tomatoes, and sauces. Seed can also be harvested as a spice.

(tender - grown as an annual)

Full Sun

2' - 4' tall

Days to Emerge:
14 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
5 seeds
every 10”

Row Spacing:

When 1” tall,
thin to 1
plants every 10’

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or midsummer for fall harvest (which produces the largest “bulbs”). For foliage only: Every 3 weeks after average last frost until midsummer.

When to start inside: Only needed for spring planting bulbous base production in hot summer climates. Sow inside 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: BULBOUS STEM BASE: Harvest any time after the base begins to fatten, and before plant begins to bolt (prematurely go to seed). Cut just below the soil surface. LEAVES: Can be clipped for fresh use almost anytime after plant becomes established.
SEEDS: Harvest seeds when they turn from yellow green to grey green. If they turn brown, they may fall to the ground before you can harvest them.

Artist: Donna Clement

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