Fennel Seeds - Bronze
Non-GMO, Heirloom Bronze Fennel Herb Garden Seed from True Leaf Market. Foeniculum vulgare purpureum. Bronze Fennel is a cool perennial that's been used as medicine dating back to Ancient Egypt. Also called "Smoky Fennel" this aromatic and attractive fennel is a hybrid variety cultivated from Sweet Fennel and Florence. Sweet with licorice-flavored leaves and deep-red to burgundy-colored foliage, Bronze Fennel is prized for its hearty seeds and makes an ideal perennial garden border as it reaches 6" tall!
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Bronze Fennel Herb Garden Seeds
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Bronze Fennel Herb Growing Habits
Non-GMO (Foeniculum vulgare purpureum) Bronze Fennel plants grow as cool heirloom fennel. As perennials, this hybrid fennel variety grows upright and tall reaching up to 6" tall! Once your fennel reaches maturity in either late spring or summer, your plants will develop their white bulb near the base. Bronze Fennel provides licorice flavor that is sweet, but milder than other varieties. Reap the medicinal benefits of Smoky Fennel during its blooming season, as it flowers small aromatic yellow buds that develop in clusters or just before winter"as Bronze Fennel grows hearty seeds that turn a tan color before they set.
The Seed Harvesting Benefits of Bronze Fennel Garden Herb
This particular fennel variety is known for its hearty seeds that enhance dishes with a rich and well-balanced flavor. When it comes to the bold licorice aroma and taste that other fennel provides, Bronze Fennel Herbs are milder and still contain sweetness. This hybrid-type is the ideal fennel to harvest its seeds and add them to meat, fish, or soups. From seasoning Italian sausage, baking as an ingredient in bread, to being made into a spice"Bronze Fennel seeds are a diverse staple to cooking!
The Ornamental Uses of Growing Bronze Fennel Herb & Seed
The deep-red to burgundy-colored foliage of Bronze Fennel is aromatic and attractive, as this cool perennial herb reaches up to 6" tall"making this variety a classic perennial border. The sweet-scented leaves and yellow flower clusters of Bronze Fennel also develop as an attractive plant to pollinators such as honeybees and hummingbirds. As a landscape covering, Bronze Fennel plants are able to cover and protect the other herbs in your garden.
Bronze Fennel Garden Herb Seeds Per Package
- 1 g - Approximately 1,214 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 34,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 136,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 2,720,000 Seeds
|Latin Name:||Foeniculum vulgare purpureum|
|Color:||white bulb, yellow buds, deep-red to maroon-colored foliage|
|Flavor:||Aromatic, sweet, mild anise and licorice|
|Days to Maturity:||70-84 (leaves, foliage) 90-110+ (bulb)|
|Seed Planting Depth:||1/2 inches|
|Seed Plant Spacing:||4-6 inches|
|Row Spacing:||18-24 inches|
|Soil Preference:||Moderately rich, moist and well-drained|
|Light Preference:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Pests/Diseases:||Parsley caterpillars, cercospora leaf blight|
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