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Fennel Florence

Fennel

Florence:  Florence fennel is grown for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. Tall, upright airy leaves reach 60”. Fennel leaves are used in French and Italian cuisine in sauces for fish, and in mayonnaise. In Italy, fennel is also used to season pork roasts and spicy sausages. It is traditionally considered one of the best herbs for fish dishes. The English use fennel seeds in almost all fish dishes.

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Height: 24-36″

Size Available: 1201

 

Fennel Florence

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Fennel

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is an herb grown both for culinary purposes and for it’s ornamental value. It’s feathery, branching, aromatic, yellow-green foliage and tall stature can be attractive as border plantings, in cottage gardens and more. It is also a good choice for butterfly gardens, as swallowtail caterpillars use it as a food source and pupal site. The plant sports small yellow flowers in the summertime, followed by aromatic seeds that can be harvested along with the foliage. It has a flavor similar to anise or licorice. Fennel is typically planted in the spring and it has a fast growth rate.