A favourite with foodies, florence fennel is prized for more than its attractive feathery foliage. Grown for its bulb-like thickened stems, this distinctive, aniseed tasting vegetable adds a fresh, crisp element to many cuisines. Used for flavouring soups and stews, fennel is also delicious tossed in salads, pasta and is extremely good with fish. Other varieties available include sweet fennel and bronze fennel .
Fertile, free draining, moist soil
Suitable for all climatic zones
15 – 20 weeks; successive sowing is suggested for a prolonged harvest
Sow seed in autumn in warm zones, spring in cooler regions