Germ 7-14 days
In Italy, Florence Fennel or “finocchio” is grown for its large, round, compact, pure white bulb. University research on this crop compared a number of fennel varieties. This variety not only produced the largest bulbs, but they were nearly twice the size of the nearest competitor. Our trials confirm this with bulbs in excess of 1 lb in weight and nearly 1’ high. It is used raw or cooked in Italian cuisine for its sweet, anise-like flavor. 100 seeds
Outdoors- Sow 1/8” deep in mid spring 1-2” apart, thin to 6” apart.
Harvest- When base thickens and bulb is the size of a tennis ball. Cut leaves off 2” above bulb.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for the best bulbs.