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Characteristics: Hardy perrenial 120 cm
Seed per packet: Approx 50
A popular favourite for Italian cooking, sweet Florence fennel, which resembles dill, does not grow as tall as common fennel.
Florence Sweet Fennel forms a bulbous crispy vegetable base with a delicate anise or liquorice flavour. The leaves are fine and ferny.
Adaptable to most good fertile garden soils, prefers a sunny position.
Temperate: Late Summer & Autumn.
Cool climate: Spring to Summer.
Sow: 6 mm deep
Sow direct in the growing position for best results. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-20 days