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~ FENNEL Seed (FLORENCE TYPE) ~

plant picture 'Colossal' Fennel
We have tried other varieties but are sticking with this one because it’s just great.

This strain grows well, forming a really nice big white bulb (though 'colossal' is overstating it a tad in our opinion) with less tendency to bolt than other varieties that we have tried.

Consistently popular every year, it’s one we rely on in the veg patch.

Good for salads or cooking. Sow after mid-summer for autumn harvest

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plant picture 'Mantovano' Spring-sowable Fennel
Fennel is normally sown in mid-summer, as it tends to bolt (go straight to seed) if planted in Spring.

But this variety from Italy was bred for spring sowing, with strong bolt resistance. It produces a nice white bulb, with a slightly flattened shape. It can of course also be sown later in the year as normal.

We have had good reports from people on this the last few years; please let us know how it does for you as well; feedback (both good and bad!) is really important for us to make this catalogue a list of 'the best of the best'.

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When? Bolt resistant, particularly worth trying for spring sowing, with a summer harvest, but you can also sow after mid-summer as usual as well.





plant picture Big Sicilian Fennel
Another large fennel from Sicily for you to try out. It makes fat heart-shaped bulbs.

They call it ‘grossissimo’ which strictly speaking translates as ‘enormous’, but to be honest, in the UKclimate it is probably better described as 'big'.

We have found that it really can get quite large if happy, so give it plenty of sun and a rich site, but as with all fennel, avoid drought, watering it regularly in dry spells.

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Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed:
Because none of these seeds are hybrids,
you can save your own seed for future use: there's no need to buy new each year.

Saving your own is easy. You will get great seed, and great vegetables adapted to your local conditions.
Do have a go - read the seedsaving instructions we provide with every order, and also on this site.

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