(Foeniculum vulgare) Called Finnocchio in Italy. Broad overlapping leaf
bases form large bulb-like enlargements at the base
of the stem. Celery-like stalks need a steady supply
of water and have mild licorice flavor. Feathery dill-like
leaves. Plants grow to 3' tall. Tender perennial
grown as an annual.
4-6 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors
after the danger of frost has passed. Harvest before
plant blooms to keep bulb from becoming tough.
Prefers well-drained rich soil.