Organic Bronze Fennel

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Perennial | 30 days to baby leaf  harvest | 60 days to full leaf  harvest | Foeniculum vulgare

 

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.

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Organic Bronze Fennel

Perennial | 30 days to baby leaf harvest | 60 days to full leaf harvest | Foeniculum vulgare

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.

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.

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Organic Bronze Fennel

Transplant (recommended): Sow indoors early-Spring to mid-Summer, growing for 4 weeks prior & transplanting at above spacing. Disturb roots minimally & harvest as base thickens.
Direct Sow: Mid-Spring through early Summer, sow 5 seeds/ft., 1/4” deep in rows 18” apart & thin to 1 plant every 6”.

Sowing Date: Early spring – late summer
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 7-10
Days to Maturity: 68
Plant spacing after thinning: 6 inches
Height: 2 feet

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  • Grow fennel for seed as you would for food and sow as early as possible. The first 10% that bolt be sure to harvest (and eat!) to ensure you’re not selecting for early bolting (which is significant for any crop, but especially fennel). Enjoy their beautiful flowers and harvest the seed once it turns brown and dry, readily falling off the bract on a warm, dry day. Dry further with fans for one week in a warm, protected place and use screens and fans to separate seed from chaff.