Dark bronze fennel with aromatic, lacy foliage. Grown for its edible bulb fresh in salads, Mediterranean cuisine, medicinal herb and as a nectar source for beneficial garden insects. Seeds are delicious in tea and as a breath freshener, similar favor as anise. Spacing shown for bulb food production, thin to 18-24” for seed on 24-36” rows. Florence fennel is the cultivar group with bulb stem bases, also known as finocchio. If saving seed, plant in the back of your garden, gets 6’ plus tall. Tags: Color: Purple, Specialty: Bolt Resistant, Season: Summer.
Originated along the Mediterranean coast. Foeniculum vulgare Azoricum is the green leaf Florence fennel type. F. vulgare Purpureum or Nigra is the bronze leafed fennel type grown as a decorative garden plant. Delicious fennel recipes