Anise Garden Planting Seeds
Anise plants (Pimpinella anisum)will reach heights of 18-24 inches and display large primary and feathery secondary leaves. Clusters of tiny, yellow-white flowers appear in midsummer, followed by ribbed teardrop-shaped fruits called aniseed for which this is herb is famous.
Anise seeds are the most widely used part of the plant. Though its leaves, too, are tasty and can be snipped off and added to salads or sprinkled over finely chopped vegetables. Whole or crushed the Anise kernels can be added to breads, cakes, cookies, applesauce, soups or even beverages.
Anise is used for a variety of reasons it can be used for medical purposes such as upset stomach, intestinal gas, and a runny nose. It can also be used as an expectorant to increase productive cough, as a diuretic to increase urine flow and as an appetite stimulant.
Anise is also used as a flavoring agent. It has a sweet, aromatic taste that resembles the taste of black licorice.
Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum
Other Names: Anis, Aniseed, Anisi Fructus
Seeds per Oz: Approx 220
Days to Maturity: Approx 79
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Annual.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Uses: Household herb, tea, spice
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: This favorite household herb has been used for nearly 3,000 years.
|Seed Planting Depth
||Seeds per Ounce
||Days to Germination
||100' Row Yield
|| Approx 220
||70 degrees F
Sowing: Sow directly into prepared soil that is well drained. Does best in an area that is free of weeds, roots and other debris. Anise needs to be watered regularly until the plant is established and then it can tolerate periods of drought.
Transplanting: Anise is not a plant that can be transplanted it does not do well. Always start directly in the soil that it will stay in.
Soil Preference: Anise does best in moderately rich soil that has been well drained.
Other Tips: Start them in warm days in May they require a soil temperature that is about 70 degrees.