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Bronze Fennel Seeds (Organic)

Bronze Fennel Seeds (Organic)

Kitchen's Bronze Touch

Organic Bronze Fennel, also known as "Foeniculum vulgare," is a cultivated variety valued for both its culinary use and ornamental appeal. Originating from the Mediterranean, this herbaceous perennial boasts feathery, bronze-colored foliage that adds a touch of elegance to gardens. The plant's appearance, characterized by delicate, lacy leaves and a striking bronze hue, makes it a sought-after addition for both aesthetic and culinary purposes.

Unlike some other vegetables, fennel doesn't produce fruits but rather develops aromatic seeds. These seeds are prized for their licorice-like flavor and are used as a spice in various cuisines, imparting a subtle sweet note to dishes. Additionally, the plant's leaves have a mild anise-like taste, ideal for adding flavor to salads, sauces, and seafood.

When cultivating Organic Bronze Fennel, it thrives in well-drained, fertile soil under full sun. It's crucial to ensure adequate spacing between plants to promote healthy growth. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry spells, to maintain soil moisture. As a perennial, it will return each year, providing a steady supply of fresh foliage and seeds once established.

This herb is not only a culinary delight but also an attractant for beneficial insects like butterflies and bees due to its abundant nectar. Beyond its kitchen applications, its delicate foliage and charming appearance make it a popular choice for ornamental gardens, herb gardens, and landscaping schemes, where it adds a touch of grace and visual interest. With its dual purpose as a culinary herb and a decorative plant, Organic Bronze Fennel is a versatile addition to any garden.

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Description

Organic Bronze Fennel, also known as "Foeniculum vulgare," is a cultivated variety valued for both its culinary use and ornamental appeal. Originating from the Mediterranean, this herbaceous perennial boasts feathery, bronze-colored foliage that adds a touch of elegance to gardens. The plant's appearance, characterized by delicate, lacy leaves and a striking bronze hue, makes it a sought-after addition for both aesthetic and culinary purposes.

Unlike some other vegetables, fennel doesn't produce fruits but rather develops aromatic seeds. These seeds are prized for their licorice-like flavor and are used as a spice in various cuisines, imparting a subtle sweet note to dishes. Additionally, the plant's leaves have a mild anise-like taste, ideal for adding flavor to salads, sauces, and seafood.

When cultivating Organic Bronze Fennel, it thrives in well-drained, fertile soil under full sun. It's crucial to ensure adequate spacing between plants to promote healthy growth. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry spells, to maintain soil moisture. As a perennial, it will return each year, providing a steady supply of fresh foliage and seeds once established.

This herb is not only a culinary delight but also an attractant for beneficial insects like butterflies and bees due to its abundant nectar. Beyond its kitchen applications, its delicate foliage and charming appearance make it a popular choice for ornamental gardens, herb gardens, and landscaping schemes, where it adds a touch of grace and visual interest. With its dual purpose as a culinary herb and a decorative plant, Organic Bronze Fennel is a versatile addition to any garden.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"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
USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 9
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Umbelliferae (Parsley)
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Attracts Beneficial Insects
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
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: 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 & 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 & Storage: Yellow flowers attract beneficial insects. Harvest and dry for seeds at end of season.

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