Fennel Seeds


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Fennel has an edible fern like top with a mild licorice like taste. The mild taste makes it a great garnish for a variety of dishes. The bulb at the plants base is used in salads or may be steamed, braised or baked.

How to Grow Fennel

  • Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare
  • Annual
  • Days to Maturity: 60- 90
  • Hardiness Zone: 2- 10
  • Soil: Ph 6.3 to 8.3, warm, moist
  • Temperature: Cooler
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Planting:
    • Depth: 1/4"
    • Plant Space: 12"
    • Row Spacing: 18"
  • Pests/disease: Aphids, Leaf blight, Downy mildew, Powdery mildew and rust
  • Seed Count:
    • 1 oz- Approximately 34,000 Seeds
    • 4 oz - Approximately 136,000 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds

Sow outdoors in early spring following the last frost. The plants will need approximately 1 inch of water per week while in the growing season. Make sure to keep the weeds out. Fennel is a short lived plant but is great at reseeding. The seed heads turn brown when they are ready for harvesting. Fennel stalks should be harvested approximately 5 to 7 months after planting. Once the stalks have been removed the bulb can be cleaned and stored as well.