Florence Fennel

Description

A multi-branched herb with feather-like leaves and small yellow flowers borne on a large flat umbels in summer, followed by aromatic edible seeds. Used in pork and in fish dishes and a great addition to salads.

A finely foliaged plant with a bulbous, fleshy base, hollow stems and delicate, thread-like, dark olive green leaves. Flattened heads of tiny bright yellow flowers.

Culinary use:
• Use leaves, flowers and seed with:
• Cabbage, Cooked Vegetables, Potatoes,
• Fish, Sausages, Stuffings for Oily fish,
• Biscuits, Breads, Cakes, Pasta, Pickles, Salads, Vinegars,
• Indian dishes, Italian dishes,
• The fleshy, white base of Florence Fennel is eaten raw or cooked.

Additional information

Height

± 1.5m Spread ±80 cm

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves throughout the year, Collect seed when ripe.

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