This fennel is grown primarily for its bulbous base Fennel is a stocky plant that can grow to 54 cm tall. Plant has 7~9 leaves, short stems and feathery leaves. Bulb weighs 300~400g. It bolts late and has good tolerance to cold and hot climate. 75~120 days from sowing to harvest. Suitable for spring and autumn cropping.
This fennel’s young leaves can be consumed as leafy green/herb. The fragrance is not as rich as bunching fennel.
Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual. Fennel can be sown in the garden as early as 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date in spring. Florence fennel, which is grown for its bulbous stalk, requires 90 to 115 frost-free days to reach harvest.