Organic Florence Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare
An heirloom fennel known as Finocchio in Italy. The celery like stalks and bulbs of this beautiful plant have a beautiful feathery blue green foliage. Fennel has a mild licorice flavor that is great raw in salads, tossed in stirfry's, in soups and amazing roasted! Our fennel variety is great for containers.
Offering a delicious anise taste and crisp texture, this heirloom will exceed all your expectations. We enjoy placing the stock in a glass of water for fabulous fennel essence in your water!
Fennel is also a host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly! Female butterflies lay their eggs only on certain host plants that will nourish the young caterpillars after they hatch. Grow those plants, supply food for the caterpillars and remember to allow the caterpillar to devour the host plants!
- Sun: Full-partial
- Indoors: 4 - 6 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: After last frost
- Seed Count: 50
- Days to Maturity: 90 - 100
- Plant Size: 2' - 3'