Common Anise, Burnet, Saxifrage Pimpinella anisum

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Botanical Name:

Pimpinella anisum

Family:

Apiaceae

Genus:

Pimpinella

Species:

anisum

Common Name:

Common Anise, Burnet, Saxifrage

Seeds Per Pound:
136,200
Quantity:
0.87 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
238
Germination:
80%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2013
In Stock: 0.87 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$1.95
1 oz
$7.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Anise , Pimpinella anisum, also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its flavor has similarities with some other spices, such as star anise, fennel, and liquorice.


Anise is a herbaceous annual plant growing to 1 m (3 ft) or more tall.
* Anise plants grow best in light, fertile, well drained soil. The seeds should be planted as soon as the ground warms up in spring. Because the plants have a taproot, they do not transplant well after being established, so they should be started either in their final location or transplanted while the seedlings are still small.
* Essential oil yielded by distillation is generally around 2-3% and anethole makes up 80-90% of this.
* In the Middle East, water is boiled with about a tablespoon of aniseed per teacup to make a special hot tea called yansoon. This tea is given to mothers in Egypt when they are nursing. more...
* The leaves have a sweet aniseed flavour, they are very refreshing to chew and are also nice as a flavouring in salads, puddings, soups, stews etc.
* The plant is an ingredient of pot-pourri. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov