Is quite an early bulb fennel, slow to flower, originally from Switzerland, with a large distended, crispy tops hold. Zefa Fino, which derives from the early 1800s, can be grown during our white summers (Sweden) without a big risk of runners and early flowering. A portion contains about 100 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum|
|Botanic family:||The Parsley Family - Apiaceae|
|Days to maturity:||65|
|Sowing depth:||1–2 cm|
|Germination time:||10–20 days|
|Plant spacing:||15–30 cm|
|Row spacing:||40–50 cm|
SowingSow 1-2 cm deep indoors 5-6 weeks before planting outdoors or in May in a plot facing south. The temperature of the soil should be at least 10°C. Be careful when planting, if the roots are damaged the risk of flowering increases.
SpacingThe normal distance between rows is 40-50 cm and the distance between the plants varies between 15-30 cm.
HarvestHarvest the bulbs gradually. Banking up the soil, leaves or straw around them protects them against cold and prolongs the harvest. The bulbs can be stored for a few weeks in cool storage. The leaves can be used as herbs.
SeedAbout 250 seeds/g and one portion yields at least 50 good seedlings in pre-cultivation and sows 3-5 m directly. 10 g are needed for 1000 seedlings and for 100 m about 20 g.
A portion contains about 100 seeds.