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Florence Fennel Information

Florence Fennel

Florence Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare dulce

Not to be confused with Herb Fennel, Florence Fennel is grown mainly for it's bulbous stem base. Delecious when braised and served with olive oil and black pepper. Can also be eaten raw in salads.

Moon Planting Type: Leafy

Soil Type: Sand

Aspect: South-facing

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Not Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



Florence Fennel Growing Notes


Sow 1cm deep and 50cm between rows. Ideal if planted in the herbacious border.

Pruning & Thining

Thin seedlings to 25cm apart. Water well and earth up around the bulbs as they swell.


When they have reached Cricket ball size, start to lift and eat.

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