Sweet Fennel Foeniculum vulgare - Anethum panmori

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Botanical Name:

Foeniculum vulgare







Common Name:

Sweet Fennel

Seeds Per Pound:
1.48 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
5-7 feet
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In Stock: 1.48 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 75 seeds)
10 gram (~ 1601 seeds)
1 oz (~ 4538 seeds)
1 lb (~ 72600 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves.
* It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe.
* Fennel is used as a flavoring in some natural toothpastes. The seeds are used in cookery and sweet desserts.
* In Israel, fennel salad is made of chopped fennel bulbs flavored with salt, black pepper, lemon juice, parsley, olive oil and sometimes sumac.
* On account of its aromatic properties, fennel fruit forms one of the ingredients of the well-known compound liquorice powder.
* Many cultures in India, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Middle East use fennel seed in cooking. It is one of the most important spices in Kashmiri Pandit and Gujarati cooking. more...
* Seed propagaqtion- best sown in early spring in situ. The seed can also be sown in situ in the autumn. In many gardens it self sows freely. Division in March as the new growth appears. The plants are very tolerant of disturbance, we have found divisions to take well at any time of the year, though these divisions are never as good as seed-sown plants.
* An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils but prefers a sunny dry position. It grows well in sandy soils and is drought tolerant once established. Plants often self-sow freely in the garden.
* Fennel has a long history of herbal use and is a commonly used household remedy, being useful in the treatment of a variety of complaints, especially those of the digestive system. The seeds, leaves and roots can be used, but the seeds are most active medicinally and are the part normally used. more...
Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare ) is a plant species in the genus Foeniculum (treated as the sole species in the genus by most botanists ). It is a member of the family Apiaceae (formerly the Umbelliferae). It is a hardy, perennial , umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves . It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean , but has become widely naturalised in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.
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Physical Characteristics  Foeniculum vulgare is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov