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    urbandogsgarden's Fennel 'Zefa Fino' x 1 Planting Out

Plant: Florence fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum) | Variety: Zefa Fino

Swallowtail butterfly host.

(55 days) Bulbing type. 3’ with edible blue-green stems and feathery green leaves. Much more resilient under stress and much less likely to bolt


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  • TropicanaRoses

    TropicanaRoses wrote:

    Your fennel looks great! I have mine planted out as well. It has been out for some time now. How many plants did you put in? Did you plant it strictly as a ornamental, or are you going to use parts of it? Having an Italian background, I am excited to get this in my garden because I love to cook with it.

    Posted on 25 May 09 (almost 6 years ago)

  • urbandogsgarden

    urbandogsgarden wrote:

    I love fennel, too. I planted about 3-4 seedlings in each group. So far I’ve planted 2 groups and have plans for about 4 more. I use it both as an edible and an ornamental. The foliage is a nice backdrop of feathery green around the garden and it tastes great too! I think you’ll really like it, nothing like homegrown fennel. You sound like a good cook, what kind of dishes do you use it in?

    Posted on 25 May 09 (almost 6 years ago)

  • TropicanaRoses

    TropicanaRoses wrote:

    Tarrot, (italian pretzel), some types of italian cookies, I even thought of putting it in bread. I make challah, and I think it might be good in that too.

    Posted on 25 May 09 (almost 6 years ago)

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