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Organic Fennel, Florence (1/4 lb)

Organic Fennel, Florence (1/4 lb)

Licorice Flavored Finocchio

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

USDA Certified Organic
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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.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb

Dimensions: 8.0"L x 4.0"W x 0.75"H

Features

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

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Umbelliferae (Parsley)
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Attracts Beneficial Insects
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Bulk
Soil pH : 5.1 - 5.5
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
Soil pH : 7.6 - 8.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves
Useful Plant Part : Seed
Useful Plant Part : Stems

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.

Useful Information

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable 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).

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