Answer: The European specialty-type bulbing fennels are grown specifically for their larger bulbs which can be eaten as a vegetable, where Florence Fennel is generally grown in herb gardens. Varieties to look for might include "Rudy" or "Zefa Fino", but in any case it should be described as a bulbing type. One source is Johnny's Selected Seeds (http://www.johnnyseeds.com) or (207)437-4301. Enjoy!
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