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Fennel, Florence Herb Seed

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Product Overview


Todd's Seeds is pleased to present the Fennel, Florence Herb Seed, a distinctive and versatile variety of fennel that is a delight for gardeners and chefs alike. Florence Fennel, also known as Finocchio, is appreciated for its bulbous stem which has a sweet, anise-like flavor. This herb is a culinary favorite, widely used in Italian cooking, and offers a crisp texture and aromatic quality to a variety of dishes. In addition to its bulb, the feathery leaves and seeds of Florence Fennel are also edible, making it a multipurpose plant. Apart from its culinary uses, Fennel is known for its medicinal properties, including aiding digestion and its anti-inflammatory benefits.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Best planted in early spring or late summer for fall harvest.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5-6.8.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants about 12-18 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 7-14 days at temperatures of 60-70°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Regular watering is essential, especially to support bulb formation.
- **Sunlight:** Thrives in full sun.
- **Fertilizing:** Moderate fertilization can support healthy growth.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest the bulbs when they are about the size of a tennis ball. Leaves and seeds can also be harvested.

**Health Benefits**

- **Digestive Aid:** Widely used to improve digestion and relieve bloating.
- **Rich in Nutrients:** A source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
- **Anti-inflammatory Properties:** Contains compounds with anti-inflammatory effects.
- **Respiratory Relief:** The seeds are used in remedies for coughs and congestion.

**Culinary Uses**

- **Fresh Salads:** The bulb is delicious raw in salads, offering a crisp, slightly sweet flavor.
- **Cooking:** Can be roasted, grilled, or sautéed for a variety of dishes.
- **Herbal Teas:** Seeds can be brewed into a soothing tea.
- **Seasoning:** Leaves and seeds are used to flavor soups, stews, and fish dishes.

**Simple Recipe: Roasted Florence Fennel**

A simple and delicious way to enjoy Florence Fennel.


- Florence Fennel bulbs, sliced
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: lemon juice or Parmesan cheese for added flavor


1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Toss sliced Fennel bulbs with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
3. Spread on a baking sheet and roast until tender and golden, about 25-30 minutes.
4. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.
5. Serve as a delightful side dish.

The Fennel, Florence Herb Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for those who appreciate the unique flavor and versatility of fennel. Its ease of cultivation and multiple uses, both in the kitchen and for medicinal purposes, make it a valuable addition to any garden.


1 Packet: 5g

1 Gram ~ 600-650 seeds

1 Pound ~ 165,000 seeds



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  • 5
    excellent product

    Posted by Todd's Seeds Lover on 9th Jan 2019

    Very pleased. Great flavor

  • 5
    Top quality Fennel

    Posted by Mark Ross on 26th Oct 2018

    Wonderful fennel

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