Vegetables Fennel Preludio

Preludio

(F1) Pelleted Fennel Seed

Product ID: 3272GP

Big, rounded bulbs from organic seeds.

Heavy bulbs are uniform, high yielding, and offer the traditional anise flavor. Suitable for late summer and early fall harvest in most areas. Preludio can also be transplanted in January for an April harvest in areas with mild winters, such as coastal California. Avg. 400 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$6.20
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1,000 Seeds

$23.10
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5,000 Seeds

$98.80
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25,000 Seeds

$425.50
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100,000 Seeds

$1,479.00
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Additional Information

CULTURE: Bulb fennel or finocchio prefers fertile, well-drained soils, high in organic matter with a pH range 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.
Pelleted seed requires a little extra attention when it comes to watering, as it performs best with consistent, moderate soil moisture throughout the germination period. An initial watering will split or dissolve the pellet, but if the soil is allowed to dry out before the germination period is over, the seed may receive insufficient moisture for optimal germination.
DIRECT SEEDING: Midspring through early summer, 10 seeds/ft., ¼" deep, rows 18" apart. Thin to 6" apart.
TRANSPLANTING: Use 1–2" cell-type containers, sowing 2-3 seeds/cell, ¼" deep. Thin to 1 plant/cell. Grow for 4–6 weeks or until plants can be removed without disturbing roots. Transplant outdoors in midspring 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.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 4,000 plants/oz.
PELLET STORAGE: Pelleting offers many advantages, but the pelleting process also shortens the shelf life of the seed. We recommend using pelleted seed within one year of purchase. If you need to store pelleted seeds until planting, protect them from heat and humidity in a cool, dark, dry place. If you prefer to store your seed in the refrigerator, be sure to place the seed in an air-tight container to protect it from fluctuations in humidity.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 290,000 pellets/acre @ 10 pellets/ft in rows 18" apart or 10,000 pellets/1,000 ft. row.
PELLET SIZE: Unsized mini pellets.
SEED SPECS: PELLETS/OZ: See individual varieties.
PACKET: 100 pellets, sows 10' at 10 pellets/ft.

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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)
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