Anise (Pimpinella anisum) - 100 Seeds
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is a must-have for any kitchen or herb garden. Not only does it have a sweet, flavorful anise taste that you'll love to add to your favorite dishes, but its delicate white flowers bring beauty to the garden and attract beneficial insects - making it perfect for pollinator-friendly gardens. Anise is often used in Italian, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, plus it's great for adding flavor to liqueurs and baked goods such as biscotti and anise cookies. Whether you're just beginning your culinary journey or seasoned home cook, Anise is a superb choice for flavored dishes and makes a welcome addition to any herb garden. Don't miss out on the freshest flavor of this international kitchen classic - add Anise to your garden today!
- Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum
- Type: Annual
- USDA Zone: 4-9
- Germination Time: 5-14 days
- Days to Maturity: 90-100 days
- Plant Height: 2-3 feet
- Stratification Days: Not required
For best results, start Anise seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or sow directly in the garden after the last frost date. Plant the seeds in well-drained soil in a location that receives full sun. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch and space the plants 12-18 inches apart. Optimal germination temperature is 70-75°F. Anise is a hardy herb that is relatively low maintenance and will thrive with proper care. Regular watering is important during dry spells, and the plants will benefit from a light application of compost or fertilizer in early spring.
When it comes to harvesting, Anise is ready to be harvested once the seeds have formed. Simply wait until the seed heads turn brown and then cut the stems, hang them upside down, and allow the seeds to dry completely. Store the seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, and they'll be ready to use whenever you need them.