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Fennel Seeds - Florence

Fennel Seeds - Florence

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $11.59
1/4 Pound $28.39 ($7.09/ounce) 39% Savings
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  • Boasts a mild anise-like flavor, all parts of this herb are edible
  • Great flavor that won't over-power
  • Grows best when direct sown in full sun
  • Popular culinary herb with distinct flavor
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Sweet; Anise-like Flavor
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Edible, Fragrant, Ornamental
Use Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Microgreens

About Fennel Seeds - Florence

Foeniculum vulgare

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Grow Heirloom Fennel - Plant Florence Fennel Seeds

Florence Fennel, or finocchio, has a mild anise-like flavor, but is sweeter and more aromatic. The inflated leaf base forms a type of "bulb" and can be eaten as a vegetable - sauteed, stewed, braised, grilled or eaten raw. Fennel seeds are the primary flavor component in Italian sausage and its tender leaves are used for garnishes, added to salads, and to flavor sauces in soups and fish dishes.

Planting Information

Planting Fennel Seeds - Florence

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 80 to 10 days
View our Fennel Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 265 Up to 20 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 7,500 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 30,000 Up to 600 Sq. Ft

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