Florence Fennel - Certified Organic

Florence Fennel - Certified Organic
Florence Fennel - Certified Organic
SKU: 10023
(Foeniculum vulgare)
Certified Organic
Unit size: 1/32 OZ
Matures in 80 days

The best known Fennichio around the world. Florence is known for its sweet aroma that comes from increased levels of anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise. Works well for baby to medium sized bulbs in early spring and mid-summer.
Price: $2.75
Product Details
Soil and Nutrient Requirements
Fennel needs deep, well drained, moderately fertile soil with a pH from 6.1-8.0. It has a very deep taproot.
Full Sun
Seeding Depth
Plant Spacing
 Direct seed at 2” and thin to 6-8"
Row Spacing
When to Sow
Direct seed fennel mid-spring through late summer, or start transplants 4-5 weeks before planting date. Plant outdoors after danger of hard frost has passed. Bolting can result from disturbing the roots.
Frost Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Seed Specs
7M seeds/oz avg. M=1,000
Seeding Rate
400 plants/100’ double row using 6” plant spacing; 58,100 plants/acre, using 6” plant spacing, 18” row spacing.
 Harvest bulbs at 3-4” in diameter.
Fennel is delicate and will dry out quickly in storage. Store in cooler as close to freezing as possible. Quality will keep for 3-4 days.
Pest Info
  • Aphids, whitefly and lepidopterous larvae can be controlled by floating row cover in areas where they are a problem.
Disease Info
  • Fungal leaf blights caused by Alternaria dauci or Cercospora carotae can cause severe defoliation and greatly reduce yields. Generally, cercospora blight appears earlier in the season than alternaria blight. Both these fungi are seed-borne but can also be spread by crop residue from previous years.
  • White mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) manifests as a cottony white mycelium around roots and lower plant parts, usually late in the season. Avoid planting in areas which are shady or have poor drainage, practice crop rotations with non-vegetable crops.
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