Week 38 – September 20, 2019

Plant Information

Orion Fennel

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Common Name: Fennel

Characteristics: Frost Tolerant

Height: 20 - 24" (51 - 61cm)

Width: 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Boasting a delicate, licoricelike flavor and aroma, gardeners will harvest Orion’s leaves for salads, or use in eggs, fish and sauces.
The thick, rounded bulbs grow above ground and are much larger than older types, and can be steamed, grilled or eaten raw like celery.
This popular Italian, cool-season vegetable, also known as finocchio, is a great choice for planting later in the Summer to harvest in mid- to late-Fall, and can withstand light frosts.
Plants grow to 30 in. (75 cm) tall.
80 days to harvest.

Grower Information:

Delicate, licorice-like flavor and aroma are perfect for salads, or use with eggs, fish and sauces. The thick, rounded bulbs grow above ground and are much larger than older types. This Italian, cool-season vegetable is great for planting later in the Summer to harvest in mid to late Fall, and can withstand light frosts.