Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Foeniculum
Species: F. vulgare dulce


Fennel belongs to the Apiaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean. It is a herbaceous perennial that has a large cylindrical roots which grow from the stems much branched and up to 2 mt tall, the leaves have almost filiform segments and have the apex, the lower ones are petiolate, upper ones are sessile instead. Develop a fleshy sheath at the base, which increases heart may be forming a bulb. The flowers consist of five yellow petals and are grouped into little unbels, grouped themselves in large umbels.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 0.50 cm
Distance between rows 50 cm / 70 cm
Distance between rows 20 cm / 25 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 10.00
Average growing time 100 gg / 140 gg
Average sprouting time 8 gg / 12 gg
Produce per sqm 2.00 kg / 4.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.2
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 7 °c - 25 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 4 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 6.80
Can be grown in pots yes



Medium-large bulbs, varieties adapted to mild climate


Variety ideal for summer sowing, big bulbs


Large bulbs, varieties adapted to mild climate