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Bronze Fennel

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare

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Description

MAY BE AVAILABLE 3/1/2017. 55 days. Bronze Fennel is a shade tolerant, edible, reseeding perennial. Green, purple and bronze-tinged leaves add a welcomed visual texture to any garden. Plant height at flowering is 4 - 5’. Bronze fennel’s leaves are edible and have a flavor that is delicate and milder than common fennel. Seeds are edible and known for promoting good digestion. Chopped finely, fennel leaves work well in salads and as garnishes. Throw it in soups, stir-fries, and baked dishes. Easy seed saving plant.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b): 

Sow fennel seeds directly outdoors anytime May 25th – July 15th. Plant seeds ¼” deep, 4 seeds together in a group, 18” apart. Thin to strongest 1 plant. Alternatively, start seeds indoors in biodegradable pots April 20th and plant outdoors (pot and all) May 20th, spaced 18” apart. Keep seeds moist until germination. Days to germination: 5 - 15. Fennel plants need well drained soil so if you have clay soil, plant them in a raised bed. Bronze fennel will grow in part-shade. 

 

Harvest:

Clip leaves as needed once plants are established (at least 12” tall).

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Collect ripe seeds in early fall after they turn from green to brown.

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Description

MAY BE AVAILABLE 3/1/2017. 55 days. Bronze Fennel is a shade tolerant, edible, reseeding perennial. Green, purple and bronze-tinged leaves add a welcomed visual texture to any garden. Plant height at flowering is 4 - 5’. Bronze fennel’s leaves are edible and have a flavor that is delicate and milder than common fennel. Seeds are edible and known for promoting good digestion. Chopped finely, fennel leaves work well in salads and as garnishes. Throw it in soups, stir-fries, and baked dishes. Easy seed saving plant.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b): 

Sow fennel seeds directly outdoors anytime May 25th – July 15th. Plant seeds ¼” deep, 4 seeds together in a group, 18” apart. Thin to strongest 1 plant. Alternatively, start seeds indoors in biodegradable pots April 20th and plant outdoors (pot and all) May 20th, spaced 18” apart. Keep seeds moist until germination. Days to germination: 5 - 15. Fennel plants need well drained soil so if you have clay soil, plant them in a raised bed. Bronze fennel will grow in part-shade. 

 

Harvest:

Clip leaves as needed once plants are established (at least 12” tall).

 

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Collect ripe seeds in early fall after they turn from green to brown.

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