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Herb Description: Fennel has a rich history in ancient Greece, where it was called "marathon." The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC and the Italian town of the same name both received their names from this plant, which the Grecians regarded as a symbol of victory. Its medicinal properties, which are many, include an ability to suppress the appetite. In 13th century England, people ate fennel seeds during fast days or long sermons to partially satisfy their hunger; this led to the nickname "meeting seeds." A tea made of fennel became a well known treatment for infant colic or digestive disturbances. The seed of the fennel plant is most commonly found in Middle Eastern cuisine, while the bulb-like portion of the plant is popular in Italian and German cuisine. While culinary use is perfectly safe, large doses of fennel should be avoided by expectant mothers.
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 in to 18 in
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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