Organic Fennel, Florence
(1/4 lb)

Licorice Flavored Finocchio

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5227

$20.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$20.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

Fennel - Florence - Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum

Annual Heirloom. Called finocchio in Italy, fennel's licorice flavored, overlapping leaves form a bulb-like enlargement at the base of the celery-like stalks. The bulb is great in stir-fry dishes, soups, and raw in salads. Fennel also grows well in containers, and its feathery blue-green foliage make it an excellent choice for a courtyard garden or a pot.

Did You Know? The larvae of swallowtail butterflies are often found feeding on fennel leaves.

Soil & Water: Fennel prefers loose, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with plenty of added organic matter. Light but regular water will produce the best bulbs.

Planting & Growing: Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once the soil has reached 65°F. Fennel tastes best when grown in moderate weather; extreme hot or cold temperatures, or soil that's too dry, tend to make the plants tough.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest bulb once it has reached a 4" diameter and is firm to the touch. The leaves can be harvested anytime the plant is large enough and used like any other sweet fennel. Fennel does not store well; use fresh.

Soil Temperature: 65-75°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-16 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'
Days To Maturity: 65-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 31,676 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 F
  • Container Compatible
  • Fragrant
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Culinary Herb, Ornamental Germination Requirements Soaking
Life Cycle Annual Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 65-75°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves, Seed, Stems Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Plant Family Umbelliferae (Parsley)
Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Soaking
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-75°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days, 90 - 120 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves, Seed, Stems
Growth Habit Upright
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Umbelliferae (Parsley)
Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Fennel prefers loose, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with plenty of added organic matter. Light but regular water will produce the best bulbs.

Planting & Growing: Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once the soil has reached 65°F. Fennel tastes best when grown in moderate weather; extreme hot or cold temperatures, or soil that's too dry, tend to make the plants tough.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest bulb once it has reached a 4" diameter and is firm to the touch. The leaves can be harvested anytime the plant is large enough and used like any other sweet fennel. Fennel does not store well; use fresh.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 0.75"H

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