Foeniculum vulgare dulce
- Sweet aniseed/celery flavour
Florence Fennel is a perennial but is normally grown as an annual. Plants produce a swollen bulbous base with short stems and fine feathery foliage. It has a sweet flavour that is comparable to a cross between celery and aniseed. The base is used as a vegetable and can be used either raw or cooked; great fried, baked and steamed. The leaves are used as a flavouring, garnish and an additional to salads. The seeds are also very aromatic and are commonly used as a spice to flavour many dishes both sweet and savory. Florence Fennel is also known as "Finocchio".
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and early summer|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Hardiness:||Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||80-90 days|
(Product number: E2-14)
Seeds per gram: 220 seeds
|Botanical name:||Foeniculum vulgare dulce|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||45 seeds|
|Quarantine restrictions:||NOT TO TAS|
|Seeds per gram:||220|
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