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Anise Seeds Pimpinella anisum

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $7.75
1/4 Pound $18.95 39%
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  • Annual, this spice is known well in desserts, similar to fennel seed
  • Popular uses include culinary, medicinal, fragrance, pollinator attractor
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Anise Seeds - Anise Seed

Plant anise herb seeds in a nice sunny spot in soil that has adequate drainage. Anise seeds produce a pungent flavored herb that resembles fennel and licorice, and it is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. In antiquity, anise was used to treat insomnia. Today, this sweet-smelling herb is commonly found in Indian, and Asian cuisine. The anise herb is also frequently used to flavor liqueurs such as arak, aguardiente, ouzo, and sambuca.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Anise Seeds
    Botanical Name:Pimpinella anisum
    Life Cycle:Annual, Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Upright with umbels of lacy white flowers
    Features:Open Pollinated, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor, Container Garden, Fragrant, Deer Resistant
    Plant Spacing:6-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Anise

    When to Plant Anise Seeds

    Direct sow seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed about 2 weeks after the danger of frost has passed.

    Where to Plant Anise Seeds

    Anise plants do not transplant well, so it's best to directly sow into an area with full sun and well-draining soils that are rich in organic matter. Young plants will need protection from winds.

    How to Plant Anise Seeds

    Sow your seeds about 1/4th of an inch into well-draining soil. Space plants about 6-12 inches apart. When seedlings are 6 weeks old, thin plants to 18 inches apart or more. Only water anise plants when the ground starts to dry out- be careful not to overwater. Side dress plants with aged compost or organic all-purpose fertilizer at midseason, The seeds should germinate in about 20 days and will reach full maturity after 120 days.

    How to Harvest Anise

    Be sure to keep your planting site free of weeds. Some anise plants may grow tall and leggy- stake if necessary. Once the flower umbels are full of brown seeds, cut the seed heads off, placing them on paper toweling or plates. Set them in a warm place and in direct sunlight if possible to finish drying the herb seeds. To harvest the leaves, snip off for fresh use. Leaves can be dried on a screen in a cool, dry, dark, airy place.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 250 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 1,000 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 4,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to an Acre

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