Herb Description: The feathery foliage of Florence Fennel is used to flavor salads, fish, sauces, etc. The celery-like bulbous stalk base is cooked as a vegetable. All parts of this widely adapted plant are aromatic with an anise-like scent and flavor. Plant height varies 24 to 36”. Leaf harvest at 50 to 60 days. Self sows freely. Deadhead if you don't want volunteer seedlings.
Herb Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum
Other Common Names: Sweet Fennel, Anise, Florence Fennel, Finnochio, Bulbing Fennel
Herb Duration: Perennial
Days to Herb Maturity: 60
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 7400
Herb Height: 48” to 72”
Herb Spacing: 15” to 18”
Herb Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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