Foeniculum vulgare azoricum 'Rubrum' APIACEAE
Also known by Italian gardeners as Finnocchio. Leaves have a licorice-like flavor, and celery-like leaves. Can be blanched and used as a cooked vegetable. Medicinal: Fennel is used as a carminative to relieve flatulence and colic while stimulating digestion. It is also anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and is similar to anise in calming bronchial coughs. It has estrogenic activity and is used to stimulate milk flow in nursing mothers.
[Culture: Biennial, zones 2-5, Perennial, zones 6-10/70°F/---/7-14 days/direct sow/ sun/36"-48" ht./6"apart/maturity about 90 days]
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 November, 2004.