With a dwarf habit and excellent resistance to bolting or yellowing, this modern variety makes an attractive feature in the kitchen garden as well as a tasty and productive crop. Use the flavorsome bulbs of Fennel 'Dragon' to create refreshing summer salads as well as in a multitude of cooked recipes. Stagger your sowings through late spring and into summer and you can be harvesting your own home-grown fennel bulbs right through to autumn! Height: 75cm (30in). Spread: 45cm (18”).
Sow fennel seeds from April to July in pots or trays using a good free-draining seed compost 6-13mm (1?4-1?2”) deep. Place in a propagator or seal the container inside a polythene bag at constant temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, which takes up to 7-14 days.
Transplant outside into beds once risk of frost has passed. Allow 30cm (12”) between plants in rows spaced at 45cm (17”) apart.