Herb, Florence Fennel
- Tender perennial or annual
- Plants grow to 3 feet tall
- Large, bulb-like growth at base of the stem
(F. 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.
Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 10-15 Days
Plant Outdoors: 10-12” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - 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.