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Florence fennel
Florence fennel Bulb
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Foeniculum
Species: Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum
Synonyms

Bulbing Fennel
Gemüsefenchel (German)
Finocchio

Plant Data
Germination time: 46 days
Time to harvesting: +142 days
Mature height: 180cm (5ft)
Mature spread: 60cm (2ft)
Ideal pH range: 6.1 - 7.8
Sow depth: ½cm (¼in)
Sow spacing: 2½cm (1in)
Sow row spacing: 45cm (18in)
Growing plant spacing: 30cm (12in)
References: [1][2]

Florence fennel is a variety of fennel with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. It is of cultivated origin[3] and has a mild anise-like flavour, but is more aromatic and sweeter than common fennel.

PlannerEdit

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GrowingEdit

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Apiaceae troubles

Other than slugs being a problem at seedling stage, fennel does not suffer from many common pests or diseases.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Florence Fennel. myfolia.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-10.
  2. a b Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 133. ISBN 9780903505468
  3. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Foeniculum vulgare
  4. (2008). Growing Your Own: Florence Fennel. Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-10.
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