Fennel looks and grows very similar to dill. However, it will get a bulbous formation at its base. It is an annual in our climate. Leaves and seeds offer an intense anise aroma. It has delicate airy leaves and golden yellow flowers in summer. Prefers sun and well-drained soil. Bronze leaf types are particularly ornamental, lending nice contrast in your garden.
Uses: Leaves lend an anise-flavor to salads, meat, and fish dishes. Used frequently in curries and oriental dishes. Dried seeds retain their flavor and are wonderful in spaghetti sauce a ¼ tsp will flavor an entire pot!
- Bronze leaf
- Bulb Fennel