Florence

Foeniculum vulgare

Licorice-flavored bulb used as a vegetable with leaves, stalks and seeds as a culinary herb. Plant seeds 1/2" deep, thin or space transplants 12" apart. Moderately frost-tolerant.

Fennel is a beautifully majestic plant with delicate fern-like leaves that produce a crisp, sweet bulb above the soil. The fennel bulb has a distinctive anise flavor that makes this a favorite ingredient for many chefs. And don't worry if the spring planting bolts! The flowers will attract beneficial insects and then produce fresh fennel seeds that can be tossed into any dish.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
1/2 grams - Packet $ 2.50
1/8 oz $ 5.65
1/4 oz $ 8.45
1/2 oz $ 12.70
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
7000 1/2 oz 40 lbs 70-100
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall 60-85°F Full Sun Moderately Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/2" 3-4" 110
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12" 5-17 Annual 3-5 years
Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost and transplant after all danger of frost has past. Disturbing the roots can cause bolting, so choose containers that are large enough to avoid root bound plants. Or direct seed fennel in mid-spring through early summer. Fennel likes well drained soil. Harvest in late summer through fall by cutting through the tap root at the soil line. The tall plants may need staking in windy locations. Soil Temp: 60-85 F. Days to Sprout: 5-17. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 12" Seeds/Oz: 7,000. Seed Wt./100' Row: