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(Foeniculum vulgare) This is the Anise flavored vegetable that Italians love. Large 1 to 2-lb bulbs are delicious in soups, sauteed, baked and raw in salads. This Italian cultivar is fairly early. The authentic "Finocchio" for growers of quality.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Easy to start & grow. Pretty
What are the cons? Bolts easily
Zone 5a. New gardener.
We started a few pots indoors in Feb then planted in April. By early June they were looking like they were about ready to harvest, but the bulbs were still small. Noticed that one has bolted already so we will harvest the larger plants and leave the others. It's OK if they go to flower as they are a beautiful border plant. Kids love to munch on the fronds :) We will try again in July or Aug for a fall crop.
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5 Jun 2014
What are the pros? Reliable Germination
What are the cons? Slow
Slow, slow, slow.... or I'm just incredibly impatient. The germination rates were killer for this herb, but it's been slow to take off. I started in the winter and early spring after frost, and I still have plants that are only about 4 inches tall. I've planted it in various spaces in the yard and it is doing best in a rocky spot that only gets morning sun. That was surprising. I would really like to get some sizeable bulbs to harvest and enjoy more of the herbs before the Phoenix sun burns it all away... It's April and we're already getting up to 100... It's gonna be a hot one!
24 Apr 2014
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? compact, produce in cold we
What are the cons? like it
Firenze. Works in containers, can oversaw seeds and get lots of baby fronds , cut and come again
24 Jan 2014
18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? easy to grow, flavorful
What are the cons? none
I did not have my hopes up about getting fennel to grow here, so i admit, i just tossed the seeds in with some seed starter on the far corner of a bed of chard and left it up to fate. lo and behold, i now have a fennel jungle over there that i have to nearly beat back with pruning shears in spite of record drought conditions. absolutely marvelous.
24 Jul 2013
12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Withstands pests, low maintena
What are the cons? No round bulb
Looks exactly like the picture doesn't form a true round bulb that most people expect. Low maintenance plant for me but is very quick to bolt in any warmish weather. Will only grow this during our winter and early spring next time.
By Gama Garden
23 May 2013
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