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Organic Leaf Fennel Seed

Product ID: 784

Gorgeous reddish-bronze color.

Vigorous and uniform strain is slow to bolt. Nonbulbing type. Leaves are a nice addition to salads, coleslaws, and dressings.

Flavor in fennel develops and intensifies as plants mature. Very young plants (baby-leaf stage) will have a mild flavor, while mature plants (8-12" tall) will have a fuller fennel flavor.

• Edible Flowers: The florets are used to garnish savory dishes, and pair well with fish, potato, tomato, and beef dishes. Flavor is of sweet anise.

Organically grown. Avg. 9,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
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$4.75
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1/2 Ounce

$10.50
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1 Ounce

$18.50
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1/4 Pound

$47.30
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1 Pound

$162.00
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Excessive moisture at bloom time can prevent formation of seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seed directly in the garden as soon as possible in the spring after the last frost. Plant 1/4- 1/2" deep, 10 seeds per foot in rows 18" apart. It is not necessary to thin for leaf harvest, but can thin later to 4-6" apart if larger plants are desired.
Transplant: Sow seeds 1/4- 1/2" deep in containers and transplant outside after the last frost. Transplant 4-6" apart in rows that are 18" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Prefers a very well-drained soil.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".

PLANT SPACING: 4-6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 7-10. Usually grown as an annual or a biennial.

HARVEST: Leaves and stems should be harvested for fresh use before the plant begins to flower. Roots may be harvested in the fall of the first year before the plant flowers. Fennel must usually be wintered over for seed production. It will bolt to produce seed the second summer in areas where it is grown as a biennial or perennial. Plants may produce seeds the first year in areas with a long cool spring. Harvest seeds as they begin to turn their characteristic grayish-green color.

Note: Too much moisture at bloom time can prevent formation of seeds.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Foeniculum vulgare

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Latin Name

Foeniculum vulgare

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

50 - 60 Days

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).

Tender Perennial

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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