Florence Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare dulce

Standard seed packet, 45 seeds (NOT TO TAS)

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Florence Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare dulce


  • Vegetable/herb
  • 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:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 8mm
When: Spring and early summer
Germination: 7-14 days @ 10-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing: 60cm
Plant Spacing: 45cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 80-90 days
*Notes: Protect from aphids, slugs and snails. Susceptible to mildew.

(Product number: E2-14)
Seeds per gram: 220 seeds

SKU E2-14
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 45 seeds
Quarantine restrictions: NOT TO TAS
Seeds per gram: 220
Photo credits:

Photo by Quinn Dombrowski / CC BY-SA 2.0

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