How to Save Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2745
Binomial name: Foeniculum vulgare
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-fertile|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||5|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||20-50|
|When to Harvest||When umbels are dry and seeds turn brown.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut umbels and place in a container or bag to dry for 5-14 days. Rub seed heads between hands or on a mesh screen to release seeds.
|How to Clean||
Screen and winnow to remove chaff if necessary.
|Image of Seeds|
Isolation may not be necessary if generic seeds (rather than a specific variety) are desired.
What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.