Certified Organic Seed
Wonderfully refined flavor in both bulbs and leaves.
Bulbing fennel, known as both Florence Fennel and Finnochio, deserves a home in every garden. Not only do the bulbs make a sweet, mildly-flavored, positively gourmet treat, but they're also beautiful: the swollen, celadon bases burst vertically into a mist of fine-leaved, breeze-blown stems, providing airiness and brightness and shape.
Like many of our garden crops, its origins lie in the Mediterranean basin, and most recipes for fennel come from Italian cuisine. Raw, chopped fennel adds a celery-like crunch and licorice flavor to salads, or fennel can be cooked until soft and meltingly delicious. It is most abundant in mid-summer, which explains its popularity as a grilled vegetable (yum!).
|250 Seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
|750 Seeds||$6.50||In Stock|
|1 Ounce||$8.95||In Stock|
Start indoors 3-5 weeks before last frost and then transplant after last frost, or direct sow outdoors in rich soil from after last frost through mid-July. Water liberally. Harvest before seedstalk forms to ensure a tender bulb. Best harvested at about 4 inches in diameter; waiting longer risks losing crop to bolting.
|Days to Germination||7 to 14 days|
|Days to Maturity||80 days|
|Planting Depth||¼ inch|
|Spacing in Row||12 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Height at Maturity||36 to 72 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 to 24 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|