Vegetables

Florence Fennel - 'Zefa Fino'

Fennel bulb has a crisp, delicate aniseed flavour. Shave it into a fresh salad or slaw, or slowly roast it for a caramelised liquorice scented treat. Try Zefa Fino anywhere you’d use celery, and use the feathery leaves for garnish.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Firm down, water gently and keep moist through germination period. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart.

Care

Plant in a well-drained, sunny position adding Yates® Thrive® Nataural Blood & Bone to the soil before planting. Water regularly and apply fertiliser weekly. Protect from snails and slugs.

Tips

Water frequently and regularly – Florence Fennel prefers moist soil. If it gets too dry it will want to ‘bolt’, or go to seed.