This fennel variety has two uses. It is grown for the large white root bulb which is considered a gourmet item. The bulb is grated onto salads or braised as a vegetable. Second, the chopped “leaves” can be used to flavor salads, stews and vegetables. Has a slightly more delicate flavor than common fennel. Do not grow near Dill. Medicinal.
Grown for the large white stem base or bulb which is considered a gourmet item. Easy-to-grow source of fennel leaf and seed for salad mixes, pasta sauces, meat and fish dishes or herbal teas. Beautiful in the garden, and a great attractor of butterflies and pest-eating beneficial insects, this fennel can be planted anytime from early Spring to early Fall. Similar to celery but has an anise flavor that decreases with cooking. It is grated onto salads or braised as a vegetable. The chopped leaves can be used to flavor salads, stews and vegetables. Do not grow near Dill. Stands temps to 15 degrees F. Sow directly in garden to avoid disturbing root. Needs sun, water and fertile soil but easier than celery. Medicinal.
Planting in the Fall results in the best and juiciest bulbs.