Herb, Florence Fennel
- Tender perennial or annual
- Plants grow to 3 feet tall
- Large, bulb-like growth at base of the stem
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Herb, Florence Fennel Description
Fennel is native to the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in many areas around sea-coasts and riverbanks.
The Greek name for fennel is "marathon" and it is said that the famous location of the battle of Marathon (from which the running event takes its name), is said to mean "a plain with fennels." The Italians call fennel "Finnocchio".
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.