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Grosfruchter Sweet Fennel

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Foeniculum vulgare - The perennial type grown for leaves and seeds, as opposed to Florence Fennel which is grown for bulbs. Hardy clump forming plants thrive with little care once they get established. Use the leaves in teas, seasoning, soups or fresh in salads. Tap the large yellow flowers into a dish and collect the pollen, which is a culinary delight (chefs love it as a finishing dust). The seeds are delicious in sauces and herbal tea, or nibbled out of hand. The whole plant has a sweet anise-like flavour. A host plant for several species of swallowtail butterfly. (0.5 g)

Grown by Twisted Brook

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors mid-spring, April is about right
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 18-24" between plants
Soil requirements Adapted to wide range of soil types. Moist yet well drained soil is ideal
Harvest Anytime after the plants are well established
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness Zone 4