Fennel seeds are part of the famous Chinese five spice powder that includes star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, cinnamon, and cloves. This mixed spice has a wonderfully balanced yet intense flavor, with warming notes.
Soil and climate : Well drained loamy soil or black or sandy soil rich in organic matter is suitable for fennel cultivation.
Climate : It comes up well in fairly mild with frost free climate
5 - 6 weeks old seedlings are transplanted at 60 x 30 cm spacing.
In direct sown crop thin 4 – 5 weeks old seedlings to 25 – 30 cm spacing.
First irrigation should be given immediately after sowing, second on the third day and subsequent irrigations at 7 - 10 days intervals.