Perfection (Foeniculum vulgare) is an open-pollinated fennel that produces round, stocky bulbs that with a delicious anise flavor that's sweeter and more succulent than Florence or Orion F1, two other common bulbing varieties. The foliage is also edible, and can be used as a tea or salad herb or garnish. Fennel can be grown from mid-spring through late fall in most climates, but performs especially well during cooler seasons. Bulbs can be eaten raw, or the cheeks peeled back and cooked or roasted. The anise flavor dissipates slightly when cooked.
- 80 days.
- 1 packet, approximately 200 seeds.