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Organic Fennel Seed

Product ID: 3384G

New! OP fennel with nice bulb.

Reliable and high-yielding. Crisp, with a strong licorice flavor. Best suited for summer planting for fall harvest. Heavier bulb than the old classic Zefa Fino, but with the same bolt tolerance. Avg. 77,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.




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1/4 Ounce

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1 Ounce

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1/4 Pound

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1 Pound

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Additional Information

CULTURE: Bulb fennel, or finocchio, prefers fertile, well-drained soils, high in organic matter with a pH of 6.5-7.5. Adequate irrigation is needed to produce high-yielding and flavorful crops. Whenever possible, fennel should be planted to mature in shortening days with cooler temperatures, as high heat and long days encourage bolting. Direct seed midspring through early summer, 10 seeds/ft., 1/4" deep, rows 18" apart. Thin to 6" apart.
TRANSPLANTING: Use 1-2" cell-type containers, sowing 3 seeds/cell, 1/4" deep. Thin to 1 plant/cell. Grow for 4-6 weeks or until plants can be removed without disturbing roots. Transplant outdoors in mid-spring to late summer 6" apart. Use care as disturbing the roots may cause bolting. Clip off any seed stalks that may form.
HARVEST: When base thickens. Use sharp pruners to cut bulb free just above taproot. Cut off leaf petioles 1-2" above bulb to prepare for sale or storage.
STORAGE: Best at 32°F (0°C) with 95% relative humidity.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1M/100', 5M/500', 1 oz./700'.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 4,000 plants/oz.
PACKET: 200 seeds, sows 20'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Foeniculum vulgare
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 baby; 80 full size
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
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Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
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