Fennel

Fennel 'Mantovano'

Fennel - Fennel  'Mantovano'

Common Name: Fennel
Genus: Fennel
Cultivar: 'Mantovano'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.12 m (12 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.5 cm
Sow Spacing: 20.0 cm
Harvest: June to August
Months to Sow Inside: March to May
Months to Plant Outside: April to June




An early to mid vigorous variety that produces large round compact bulbs that are crunchy and aromatic. It can be sown from the spring to the beginning of the summer and eaten raw in salads or cooked.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Prefers warm site in light well drained soil.
    Sow indoors - March to May for earlier crops and plant out April to June
    Sow outside - April to June when the air temperature is above 15įC
    Sow 1.5cm deep
    Thin plants to 20cm apart May to July

    Harvest: June to August
    Cut just above soil level and you may get some smaller bulbs forming as a second crop.


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