Seed Source - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
Question by doemicro
September 25, 1998
I am looking for a source of seeds of Ferula assa-foetida. Can you help? This palnt is one of the umbellifera commonly grown in the Middle and Far East.

Answer from NGA
September 25, 1998


Ferula assa-foetida is also known as Asafetida (or Asafoetida), sometimes referred to as an exotic spice in Middle Eastern cooking. It's actually the ground roots of the giant fennel plant. Fennel seeds are available from: Shepherd's Garden Seeds, 30 Irene St., Torrington, CT 06790-6658.

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