- Sow thinly Apr/May direct where they are to grow
- Sow 2 cm deep in rows. Space 35cm between the rows
- Fennel does not like root disturbance. Thin seedlings when large enough to handle to 25cm apart
- As the swollen stems develops, gradually build up the earth around them to develop the flavour
- Leaves can be harvested from July
- Harvest the bulb Sept/Oct
Fennel Romanesco – 200 Seeds
Fennel Romanesco is grown for its large, succulent bulbs unlike some other fennel which is grown in the herb bed primarily for its seeds.
Fennel Romanseco has a mild aniseed flavour and the whole plant can be used. The leaves are wonderful in fish dishes and the bulb and stems can be used chopped raw into salads, braised or added to casseroles.