Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.
Use fresh fennel leaves in salads or with eggs, fish and sauces.
You might recognize fennel’s distinctive anise flavor from Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. With a bulbous, edible base and celerylike stalks, fennel infuses dishes with enticing licorice-like aroma. Attractive 3' perennial plant grown as an annual, thrives in full sun and mild weather.
Days to Maturity
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date
Direct sow after last frost date
Filled by weight