Fennel - Preludio
Variety: Preludio F1
Description: Very early, heavy bulbs with superb flavor—a major improvement in hybrid fennel.
This variety stood out in trials with its lightly sweet flavor, uniformity and ability to hold in the field without bolting. Upright plants are easy to harvest. Early variety recommended for spring and summer harvest with good fall performance as well.
Harvesting: Harvest bulbs at 3-4” in diameter
Use: It’s used as an herb as frequently as a vegetable. It is very aromatic, with a slightly sweet, little-bit-spicy anise flavor. The super versatile bulb is shredded to make salads and side dishes, braised with chicken or fish for heartier dinners, and pureed into soups and sauces.