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Fennel Bulbs Selma [foeniculum vulgare]

Fennel Bulbs Selma [foeniculum vulgare]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The fennel root Selma is an annual, fast-growing year-round variety. Beautiful, tender, white and round tubers with little tendency to side shoots and shoots. Suitable for all outdoor crops.
It tastes pleasantly mildly spicy and is also ideal as a raw food.
The fennel root is originally native to the Mediterranean and the Near East. With the conquest of Rome, the vegetables reached the north of the continent. At that time it was cultivated as a medicinal herb in monastery gardens. It has been an integral part of Mediterranean cuisine since the 19th century. This plant is considered historical and cultural heritage of the people of Europe.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Lifecycle: Annual 
Days until harvest: 90 days
Plant hight approx: 50 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium 
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: young plants until -4°C and old plants until 5°C
Location: Semi shady until Sunny
Soil: Well drained, evenly moist, slightly sandy, deep and humus rich

pH value: 6.5 to 7.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 0,5 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-22°C
Germination time: 8-14 days
Plant-, row distance: 25x40 cm

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

Planting information
Sow Fennel root in small boxes from the end of February to the end of May at the latest and plant outdoors at an average ambient temperature of 10°C. Seedling cultivation is recommended in unfavorable locations with many snails. Snails love little fennel sprouts!
Be careful of the sensitive roots when planting out. Mounding, even watering and temperatures are important to get compact quality tubers.
Many nutrients and minerals in the soil also make the tubers more tender. Cultivation in a greenhouse is only recommended over the winter with sufficient ventilation.
Small seedlings can withstand temperatures down to -4°C for a short time, large plants with tuber development would start to rot at these temperatures.

Other names
Latin botanical names: foeniculum vulgare
English names: fennel root, bulbous fennel, fennel bulbs
German names: Knollenfenchel, Gemüsefenchel
Portuguese names: funcho bulboso, erva-doce bulbosa, raiz de funcho, erva-doce raiz
Spanish names: raíz de hinojo
French names: fenouil bulbeux, fenouil à bulbe, racine de fenouil, fenouil racine

The tuber contains many vitamins A, K, E, folic acid and beta-carotene. It also contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and manganese. Its high content of vitamin C and iron is particularly worth mentioning: fennel has almost twice as much vitamin C as oranges.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 year

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