Vegetables Fennel Orazio

Orazio

(F1) Fennel Seed

Product ID: 3273

Large, thick, rounded bulbs.

Crisp and flavorful with a nice anise flavor. Due to its heavier bulbs, Orazio has a higher yield potential than flatter, open-pollinated fennels. Suitable for late summer and early fall harvest in most areas. It also can be transplanted in January for an April harvest in areas with mild winters, such as coastal California. Very similar to but slightly larger and higher yielding than Orion, which it replaced. Also available with NOP-compliant pelleting. Avg. 5,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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500 Seeds

$7.10
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1,000 Seeds

$12.35
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5,000 Seeds

$53.30
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25,000 Seeds

$230.00
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100,000 Seeds

$820.00
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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.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ: Avg. 6,500.
PACKET: 200 seeds, sows 20'.

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Quick Facts

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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).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)