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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Bronze Fennel

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Bronze Fennel


Bronze Fennel

from 7.00

Foeniculum Vulgare
Not your garden standard fennel here… Huge feathery golden green foliage with a very sweet and licorice like flavor erupt early in spring, followed by a tall stalk with huge yellow umbel flowers that just vibrate with pollinators and beneficial insects.  

All parts edible and sweet, great for salads, teas, dried, etc.  The seeds are potent and add interest to winter dishes, desserts or can be tinctured to make strong licorice drinks.  

Great backdrop in a perennial flower garden, or woodland edge installations.  With it’s deep powerful tap root and intense aromatics, this is also a wonderful candidate as a companion planting option for establishment of high value trees and shrubs.

Be aware that it is quite viable from seed so it can easily form a thicket if seeds aren’t harvested (that can be a great thing, but in an annual garden it can be a design challenge!)

About 4’, upwards to 5’ or even 6’ in very prime conditions

Site Preference:
Very hardy plant, can deal with dry or rough soil as it punches down deep with it’s tap root.  Enjoys full sun and rich soil but can handle a wider range.

Zone 5B or colder? (documentation lists it as zone 7, but our 5B area has had them reliably come back year after year)

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