Florence Fennel (Finnocchio) Seed

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Florence Fennel  (Finnocchio) Seed

Also known by Italian gardeners as Finnocchio. Celery-like leaves are used like a vegetable and have a licorice-like flavor.

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(Foeniculum vulgare azoricum 'Rubrum' APIACEAE)

Also known by Italian gardeners as Finnocchio. Leaves have a licorice-like flavor, and celery-like leaves. Can be blanched and used as a cooked vegetable. Medicinal: Fennel is used as a carminative to relieve flatulence and colic while stimulating digestion. It is also anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and is similar to anise in calming bronchial coughs. It has estrogenic activity and is used to stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers.


Other Names:Finnocchio
Foliage:Lacy, feathery leaves
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:2 to 10
Propagation / Germination:Seed germinates in about 7 to 14 days at 70F. 90 days to maturity. Biennial in zones 2-5, perennial in zones 6-10.
Sun:Full sun
Water:Best quality if soil kept moist.

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