Fennel Florence – Item #403


Florence fennel forms a large bulb just above the ground that is eaten as a vegetable. Harvest seeds from the large seed heads to use in cooking, or use the stems and leaves in salads. Fennel is a host plant for the black swallowtail butterfly.

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Additional information

Weight 1 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 12″ (30cm)

Row Space: 12″ (30cm)

Sprouts In: 7-14 days

Soak seeds in water for 36 hours prior to planting to improve germination. Plant outdoors in fertile, well-drained soil well after last spring frost date, or in late fall in warm climates. Keep soil consistently moist.

Harvest bulbs when they are still tender, about 2-3″ diameter. Harvest seeds in late summer after seed heads have turned brown.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum

Matures In: 90 days

Type: annual