Fennel

Nickname:
Loves to Garden
Location:
New Carlisle, OH, United States
Date:
July 12, 2016
          5.0
 
Love
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? smells and tastes amazing!

What are the cons? takes some weeks to germinate

Review:

This took some weeks (2-3 and some of them a month) to germinate. They stayed relatively small for awhile but once it gets around a foot tall it takes off. It overwintered (in ohio) and this year it's taller than me, it's about 6 foot tall, with huge flower heads and oh boy, the smell!! Even my 3 and 4 yr old eat the leaves. They taste like a fresh licorice and also are sweet. I prefer this over regular fennel any day. The caterpillars do love it, but they never ate enough to kill the plant so I left them on. I tried the leaves in fried cabbage and potatoes and it's a nice flavor. Will try the seeds in cooking this year as it didn't produce seeds it's first year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

 
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