Fennel: Florence

Fennel: Florence - Seeds & Bulbs

Fennel
Florence (Finocchio)
(Foeniculum vulgare)

If you have never had fennel bulb, you are missing a treat. It can be eaten raw or used very effectively in soups, deep fried, in pasta, or sautéed. Feathery leaves are attractive in the garden and make a good garnish for fish, chicken, tomatoes and sauces. One packet plants a 30 foot row.

Plant Type: Perennial
When to Sow Outside: Sow in midsummer for fall harvest. In areas with long, cool summers you can sow in spring.
When to Sow Inside: Four weeks before average last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 10"
Days to Emerge: 14
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 10" apart.

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