Selma Fino

Selma Fino

SKU: HR1089
The large, flat, white bulbs are a delicious treat. Selma Fino fennel seeds are a superior strain of Florence fennel that will bulb reliably and won't bolt from a spring sowing. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 80 days

Season Warm season

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More details about Selma Fino

The large, flat, white bulbs are a delicious treat. Selma Fino fennel seeds are a superior strain of Florence fennel that will bulb reliably and won't bolt from a spring sowing. Florence fennel is eaten as a vegetable in southern Europe, and Selma Fino fennel seeds are prized by growers everywhere. Try pairing the mild licorice flavour of fennel with citrus. Thinly slice one fennel bulb and mix it with some orange segments, orange juice, and sultanas for a refreshing summer salad.

Matures in 80 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Superior strain of fennel
    • Bulbs reliably and does not bolt
    • Large, flat, white bulbs are a delicious treat
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 80 days

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All About Selma Fino

Latin

Latin
Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce
Family: Apiaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full-sun

Timing

Timing
Start indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date in individual peat or coir pots. Fennel dislikes root disturbance. Transplant (or direct sow rows) 4 weeks after last frost in succession to mid-summer. Ideal temperature for germination: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-14 days.

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds 1cm (1/2”) deep, a few seeds where each plant is to grow. Thin or space to 20-30cm (8-12”) in rows 45cm (18”) apart.

Days to Maturity:

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing

Growing
Ideal pH: 5.5-7.0. Rich, well-drained soil produces the best bulbs. Transplant when seedlings are 5cm (2″) tall. If raising transplants, do not disturb the roots, as this may cause plants to bolt. Keep well watered to ensure succulent bulbs and prevent bolting.

Harvest

Harvest
Use a knife to slice the bulb from the root when it has thickened to 5cm (2″) or more across. If this is done carefully, smaller bulbs will sprout from the root later.

Seed Info

Seed Info
In optimal conditions 80% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 2 years. Per 100′ row: 240 seeds, per acre: 53M seeds.

How to Grow Fennel

Step 1: Timing

Start indoors 4 weeks before the last frost date in individual peat or coir pots. Fennel dislikes root disturbance. Transplant (or direct sow rows) 4 weeks after last frost in succession to mid-summer. Ideal temperature for germination: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-14 days.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds 1cm (1/2”) deep, a few seeds where each plant is to grow. Thin or space to 20-30cm (8-12”) in rows 45cm (18”) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.5-7.0.

Rich, well-drained soil produces the best bulbs. Transplant when seedlings are 5cm (2″) tall. If raising transplants, do not disturb the roots, as this may cause plants to bolt. Keep well watered to ensure succulent bulbs and prevent bolting.

Step 4: Germination

Days to maturity: From direct sowing.

In optimal conditions 80% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 2 years. Per 100′ row: 240 seeds, per acre: 53M seeds.

Step 5: Harvest

Use a knife to slice the bulb from the root when it has thickened to 5cm (2″) or more across. If this is done carefully, smaller bulbs will sprout from the root later.

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