FENNEL BULBING SWEET OF FLORENCE HERB – OFTEN ADDED TO STUFFING AND EVEN APPLE PIE! ADD TO SALADS AND EAT AS A VEGETABLE! $1.20 $1.00

NEW! FLORENCE BULBING FENNEL IS A COOL WEATHER HERBAL CROP GROWN FOR IT’S LEAVES, STEMS, BULB, FLOWERS AND SEEDS!

Description
Fennel’s leaves and seeds are used in cooking and baking. Florence fennel—which has a bulbous stem and is a variety of common fennel– is grown for its stem which is eaten as a vegetable. The leaves of common fennel are feathery with a liquorice-like flavour. They can be added raw to salads and vegetables. The seeds of common fennel are often added to stuffing and apple pie.
Fennel is a cool-weather perennial and Florence fennel, which is grown for its bulbous stalk should be planted in Autumn or early winter, or late winter to early spring.
Description. Florence fennel or finocchio is grown primarily for its bulbous base and leaf stalks which are used as vegetables. Fennel is a stocky plant that can grow to 24 inches (61cm) tall and looks something like celery with fleshy stalks and feathery leaves.
A taller cultivar of fennel known as common or sweet fennel is grown for its leaves and seeds which are used as herbal seasonings. Fennel produces a flat-topped cluster of small, golden flowers. Both Florence fennel and common fennel are members of the parsley family.

Companion plants. Mints and members of the mint family.
Container growing. Florence fennel will grow in a15cm pot. Spring plantings will not produce a large bulb. Plant in autumn/early winter so that the plant comes to maturity in cool weather.

Grow Notes
Grow fennel in full sun.

Plant Fennel in well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Prepare the bed in advance by working in aged compost.

Sow
Sow Fennel seed at a depth of 8mm, 10-15cm apart in 60cm rows during Autumn and Spring. In cooler climates early Summer will also work. Thin successful seedlings to 30cm apart.

Germination
7-14 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
80- 90 days. Perennial but is normally grown as an Annual.

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