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Fennel - 'Antares'

Common Name:
Foeniculum vulgare
Plant Type:
  • Bulb producing variety
  • Sweeter, licorice-like flavor

A very uniform bulbing fennel with good resistance to bolting and tipburn. 'Antares' produces smooth, round bulbs with a delicate, licorice-like flavor and aroma. Fennel is great for adding to salads, sauces, egg & fish dishes. Produces smooth, round bulbs for early through late fall production. Can withstand light frosts.

Height: 24 Inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Ornamental,
Nature Attraction: One of the favorite food sources of swallowtail butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower

Homeowner Growing Tips: These plants develop better flavor when not fertilized. Many sources suggest planting fennel away from other garden plants, and do be aware that they are self seeding, so you'll want to remove any flowers that form to prevent lots of new seedlings the next season. If using a container to grow fennel it will need to be quite deep, as it has a long taproot.

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