Vegetable Seeds – Fennel Sweet Florence produces large, thick, round-ish bulbs with a distinctive aniseed flavour.
This mid-season variety, best sown early spring produces large white firm, crisp bulbs.
Delicious eaten raw or steamed – you can eat the bulbs, the leaves and the seeds!
Fennel Sweet Florence also creates an attractive addition to your borders.
Sow the florence fennel seeds direct outside in a well prepared sunny spot.
Sow seeds about 1 cm deep March-May when the temperatures reach 13-18°C and leave approximately 40cm between the rows.
When the fennel seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out leaving about 30 cm between the plants.
Keep the plants well watered especially in hot, dry periods.
You can use the leaves at any time, and harvest the seeds when they are fully ripe.
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