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Leaf fennel (Sweet fennel) (annual or perennial)

Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce

The seeds of sweet fennel have been considered in important remedy since ancient times. When prepared as a tea, it has a calming effect and helps with indigestion, breastfeeding and to relieve cough. Aside from medicinal qualities, it is packed with flavour. Sweet fennel is a popular addition to bread or pastries, and to flavour liquours. Fennel grows hardily in mild climates and the bright-yellow blossoms attract many beneficial pollinators.

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Portion 5 g
Product number AB-4410-00 AB-4410-05
Content in grams 0.91 5.00
Content in seeds 125.00 685.00
Content in m2 5.00 27.40
Family umbellifier family
Seed need (g/Are) 40-50g
Thousand-seeds weight (TKW) 7.3 grams
Seeds per gram 136.9
Growing instructions

Sow from mid-March directly in rows 40 cm apart. Later, thin out to about 10 cm. Harvest from September when the seeds (fruits) mature from green to brown. Cut the whole umbel and air dry. Thrash the seeds by rubbing them in your hands and clean using a sieve. Store in a cool, dry place. Fennel can be overwintered to mature in the second year.

Growing calendar
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sowing quantity 40 - 50 g/Are
200 cm
Planting distance
10 x 40 cm
Sowing depth
0 cm
Germination duration
14 days
Fertilization need
Water need
Soil Type
All soil types
Frost resistant