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Bronze Fennel saving...

Posted by sondra_tn 7/TN (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 8, 06 at 10:07

I am unclear as when to save these. I have some that have small yellow blooms on them. Can I clip these and dry them? I also have some blooms that are turning a light brown (they are so tiny) Are these the seeds? How do you seperate the chaff from the seeds being so small?


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RE: Bronze Fennel saving...

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 8, 06 at 12:38

Hi Sondra,

After the blooms turn brown, many small, ribbed, brown seeds will form. They are easy to collect when ripe, and there isn't much chaff to speak of. -This page has a good picture of a ripe fennel seedhead.

Hope that helps,

Here is a link that might be useful: Page with good pic of ripe fennel seedhead

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