Florence Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, a native of Italy, is a perennial vegetable plant in most zones that provides one vegetable, an herb, and two spices. This strain is the vegetable fennel raised for the overlapping thickened leaf stalks, which form a bulb at the plant base. Fennel is a culinary herb that can be used as an herb or eaten as a vegetable. Fennel is used to flavor soups, sauces, and fish dishes. Use bulb raw in salads or steamed, stir-fried, braised, or baked. Use the fern-like tops as a fresh or dried herb to add a licorice-like flavor to foods or tea. Height: 36 inches. The plant grows only 2-3 ft tall, making it an ideal candidate for smaller gardens.
Fennel does not transplant well and is best sown direct as soon as the soil is warm enough. Soaking the seeds for a day or two before planting ensures better germination. Pick a well-drained, sunny location and plant seeds ½" deep, 8-12" apart. Keep well-watered until established.
0.5 g / 100+ Seeds
All our garden seeds are hand-selected and packaged in resealable airtight bags (each bag is individually labeled), and for the current growing season. Varietal information, growing tips, and germination test are printed on the seed packet. All seed packets are shipped in bubble mailers to protect them through their journey.
Our seeds are sourced from local growers and are grown using natural methods. We stand behind the quality of our seed. All our garden seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, naturally grown, and Non-GMO. I have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge" and I do not sell GMO seeds.