Fennel -Bronze - Foeniculum vulgare
Tender Perennial Heirloom. Non-bulbing fennel grown for bronze, flavorful leaves and seeds; plant Florence fennel for edible bulbs. Leaves have a springy, anise taste; seeds are used in Italian sausage, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. Feathery leaves spread out as edible landscaping backdrop for vegetables or flowers. Self-sows readily.
Soil and Water:Rich, well-drained soil. Prefers moist condition but will tolerates drought. Grows in wide range of acid to alkaline soil pH 4.8-8.2.
Planting and Growing:Soak seeds for 4 days. Sow directly in spring or fall, or start indoors. Press on damp soil surface indoors and plant 1/2" deep outdoors. Cut to ground after hard frost. Has tap root, divide in fall. Hardy zones 4-9.
Harvesting and Storage: Yellow flowers attract beneficial insects. Harvest and dry for seeds at end of season.
Did You Know?Swallowtail butterflies use this as both egg site and larvae food.
Soil Temperature: 65-75°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 10-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-4'
Days to Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per 1 ounce: 11,340 Seeds
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