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Fennel - Florence (200 seeds) (HB128) $2.50

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Fennel - Florence

         
 
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(Foeniculum vulgare) Plant grows like dill. Used in Italian cooking; tasty. Very easy to grow.
 
Fennel - Florence
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
imafan26
Location:
Mililani, HI, United States
Date:
October 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Good for beneficial insects
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Many uses

What are the cons? none

Review:

The bulbs, fronds, and seeds are edible. I grow fennel in a corner of the garden. It does not like company, so I have to grow it with plants that are not bothered by it like horseradish, gynuura, and gingers. It is perennial but the finocchio will only make bulbs once. Hill up the bulbs for larger bulbs. Harvest the bulbs before the flowers bloom or they are tough and fibrous. I sauteed them in olive oil, butter, and garlic. The fronds have a licorice flavor so you either love it or hate it. The seeds are used in curry spice and baking. Fennel attracts aphids so it is a trap plant and should be planted apart from most other plants that attract the same kind of aphids. The aphids attract the ladybugs and the ladybug larvae are all over the plant. Plants within 10 feet benefit until fennel blooms. Once it blooms, it will stunt and stop fruiting and flowering of the nearby plants. Blooms provide nectar and pollen for many beneficial insects like parasitic wasps, and hover flies.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alan
Location:
Dripping Springs, TX, United States
Date:
July 11, 2018
          5.0
 
Fennel review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started these in a tray. They transplanted well and were easy to grow. I kept them mulched during our very warm Central Texas Spring. They held up well in the heat. We have mild winters, so I like to grow some things all winter under row covers. This Fennel survived light freezes under row covers, but stopped growing once we got some temps in the upper 20's. Watch for Caterpillars in the Spring!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DrZ
Location:
Vancouver, WA, United States
Date:
July 5, 2018
          2.0
 
No Bulbs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Gets big

What are the cons? No bulbs, prolific

Review:

My entire motivation for growing fennel was for the glorious bulbs! This variety gave me none at all. I am inexperienced with fennel, so maybe it was something I did, but either way I won't be using precious garden space on it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Caresse
Location:
Akron, OH, United States
Date:
January 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful and tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Light anise flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

Really good germination. Took the advice and mulched around the bulbs after thinning. Havested beautiful tender bulbs, ate them fresh in a salad with fronds, tart apple, dried cherries, and a homemade lemony vinegrette. Just wish I had planted more.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Denise
Location:
Thompson, CT, United States
Date:
September 9, 2017
          4.0
 
If at first you dont succeed
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plant, easy to start

What are the cons? Companions are limited

Review:

I failed miserably but learned a lot. Be careful where you plant these! When I first set them out they killed others so I moved them and then they died! After some reading I figured out my folly. I will definitely try again next year but I will be planting them in their own bucket! Beautiful plant will look great around the patio.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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