Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). This relative of celery and parsley is almost inseparable from Italian cooking. The base of the plant consists of the tender, succulent leaf stems, which grow together so tightly that they form a “bulb.” Splendid braised, in soups, etc. Requires only moderate temperatures and rich, moist, well-drained soil.
The best-known Fennichio, loved for its sweet aroma and edible foliage. Perfect for baby to medium-sized bulbs and prized for its tender, aromatic foliage which can be used like leaf fennel. Bulbs do not fill out as much as standard fennel. Wonderful fragrance comes from increased levels of anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise. Ideal for baby bulbs · Spring crop · 2-3" bulbs (Foeniculum vulgare). Maturity 80 days.