Fennel, Florence

Category: Vegetables
Created by: The Armchair Gardener

Swollen stem bases add anise-like flavor when sliced in salads and stir-fries. Use leaves to flavor fish and vegetables. Dry seeds to use in baked goods, soups and sausages.

Description credit: rhshumway.com

Photo credit: By Alvesgaspar (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Plan to start from seed from R. H. Shumway in April.

Family Apiaceae
Genus Foeniculum
Species vulgare
Variety dulce
Cultivar Florence
Duration Biennial
Group Dicotyledon
Growth Habit Forb/Herb
Exposure Full Sun
Height 4-6 feet
Spacing 15 inches
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Bloom Time Summer