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Fennel Bulbs Selma [Foeniculum vulgare]

Fennel Bulbs Selma [Foeniculum vulgare]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The fennel bulbs 'Selma' is an annual and early ripening leafy vegetable and medicinal plant. Fennel is native to the Mediterranean and the Near East. As a result of the conquest, this plant was brought by the Romans through Central Europe to the north of the continent. In Mediterranean cuisine, the tuber fennel has been around since the 19th century. Century an integral part and is considered the historical and cultural heritage of the people of Europe. Later, the versatile vegetables served as a medicinal herb in monastery gardens. The fast-growing variety forms round to highly round and bulbous white tubers. The tender and juicy tubers have a crispy structure. The taste is mild-spicy to sweet and reminiscent of a mixture of anise and liquorice. Shot-proof and ideally suited for raw food. A variety for year-round cultivation in the subtropical climate zone.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 90 days
Plant height approx.: 50 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Young plants up to-4 °C and old plants up to 5 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, moist, sandy, loamy, humus

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 0.5-1 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 8-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 25x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Chicory, lettuce, pea, cucumber, radicchio, sage, sugar loaf
Unfavorable mixed culture: Dill, bean, cumin, tomato, kohlrabi, celery

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From April onwards, sow directly into the frost-free field. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from March to July.

When planting out, pay attention to the sensitive roots so as not to reduce growth. We always recommend pre-cultivation for fennel. D Azzu let the seedlings grow in a small bowl to the first visible fennel leaves, then prick into the desired container. After peckering, let the seedlings grow at moderate temperatures above 10 °C until they are planted out as seedlings. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
The variety prefers a sunny location with a moist, loamy, humus-rich and nutrient-containing soil.

Additional tips
In unfavorable locations with many snails, pre-breeding is always recommended. Snails love small fennel sprouts! To obtain compact, high-quality tubers, accumulations, uniform watering and temperatures are important. Many nutrients and minerals in the soil make the tubers more tender. Growing in the greenhouse is recommended only over the winter with sufficient ventilation. Small seedlings can withstand temperatures of up to-4 ° C for a short time, large plants with tuber development would start to rot at these temperatures. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical Names: Foeniculum vulgare
English Names: Fennelroot, Bulbous Fennel, Fennelbulbs
German names: Knollenfenchel, Gemüsefenchel
Portuguese names: Funcho bulboso, Funcho de raiz
Spanish Names: Raíz de hinojo
French names: Fenouil bulbeux, Fenouil à bulbe, Racine de fenouil, Fenouil racine

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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