Orion Coated Organic

Orion Coated Organic

SKU: HR1092
CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Plant Orion organic fennel seeds in raised beds or garden beds and expect fast, vigorous growth of large, firm fennel bulbs with refined, crisp texture, strong anise flavour, and high water content. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 80 days

Season Warm season

*Please note, this product cannot be shipped to the USA.
Shipping & Returns

West Coast Seeds ships anywhere in North America. However, we are not able to ship garlic, potatoes, asparagus crowns, bulbs, onion sets, Mason bee cocoons, or nematodes outside of Canada. We regret, we cannot accept returns or damages for orders outside of Canada. The minimum shipping charge to the US is $6.99.

More details about Orion Coated Organic

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Plant Orion organic fennel seeds in raised beds or garden beds and expect fast, vigorous growth of large, firm fennel bulbs with refined, crisp texture, strong anise flavour, and high water content. Vigorous hybrid growth and uniformity set Orion apart from other Florence fennel varieties, but the bulbs keep particularly well after harvest, so this is a great choice for the market gardener and home gardener alike. Be sure to try our Citrus Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel recipe - it's just one of the many ways to prepare this delicious vegetable. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

These seeds are coated with an inert, organically certified layer which helps to minimize clumping in storage and seed sowing machines. The coating is approved by organic certifiers in Canada, the US, EU, and Japan.

Matures in 80 days. (Hybrid seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Crisp, juicy flavour
    • Very firm, large bulbs
    • Keeps particularly well
    • Hybrid seeds
    • Matures in 80 days

We'll notify you when this product is back in stock.


Orion Coated Organic

We don't share your information with others.

Your notification has been registered.  Click to close!

All About Orion Coated Organic

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.

Customer Reviews