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Fennel 'di Firenze'  

Foeniculum vulgare

  • 7 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 13 stashed

di Firenze is part of the Foeniculum genus and is a Fennel variety. Its scientific name is Foeniculum vulgare 'di Firenze'. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Perennial member of the carrot family. They can withstand frost. It has anise flavor and is good in soups, sauteed, baked and raw in salads.

A type of Herb, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). di Firenze is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.80 metres (5.85 feet).

Italy is believed to be where di Firenze originates from.

di Firenze Fennel is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about di Firenze have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow di Firenze

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

di Firenze likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that di Firenze is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with di Firenze are Zone 4 and Zone 9. di Firenze tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing di Firenze from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 7°C / 45°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting di Firenze

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as di Firenze is a hardy plant.

Harvesting di Firenze

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