HEIRLOOM Not your classic fennel, we adore the sweetness of Bronze Fennel’s golden-green and coppery feather-like leaves, tossing them in salads and marinades as well as in bouquets. A hardy perennial, Organic Bronze Fennel emerges as the snows melt and quickly rises 4 feet or more, covered in fragrant flowers nourishing multitudes of beneficial pollinators from lacewings to ladybugs to butterflies. We dry the leaves and flowers of Bronze Fennel to enjoy all winter as tea, as well.
Organic Bronze Fennel thrives in gardens as well as raised beds and containers, in full sun as well as significant shade. Poor soil, rocky soil? Bronze fennel finds a way with her deep, expansive roots. She produces prolific (not to mention delicious!) seeds that readily germinate, so we grow bronze fennel in our perennial garden and along hedgerows, away from our annual vegetables.
|50 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|100 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Recommended
To Direct Sow: Mid-spring (after frost) through early summer, sow 5 seeds per foot
For Transplanting: Early spring through mid-summer, sow indoors for 4 weeks prior to planting out
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 6-8 at 60-75°F
Sun Needs: Full/Partial
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 12-18 inches; rows 18 inches apart
Days to Harvest: 30 for baby leaf; 60 for full leaf Height: 4-5 feet
Harvest: Harvest baby leaves, full-size leaves, flowers, or seeds — all are delectable!