Bulbing Fennel - Knowledgebase Question

Ionia, NY
Question by tecchef
June 10, 1999
Last year I planted some Florence Fennel and it did quite well; however it never really produced a defined bulb instead it formed a long and deep root. I snipped off seed pods as they formed but it still never really formed a bulb. How do I force a bulb rather than a root stem like I got? Is there a better bulbing variety?


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Answer from NGA
June 10, 1999

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the time the flower heads form until just before the first frost. Use them fresh or dry them in the shade, then store them in an airtight container. Harvest fennel seeds when they ripen, in the fall, and spread them in a thin layer on a screen in the shade to dry, turning them often.


the time the flower heads form until just before the first frost. Use them fresh or dry them in the shade, then store them in an airtight container. Harvest fennel seeds when they ripen, in the fall, and spread them in a thin layer on a screen in the shade to dry, turning them often.


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