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Trieste Fennel

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Trieste Fennel, one of seven Plant Profiles featured in our Fennel Collection.

Trieste Fennel

Trieste Fennel

Trieste Fennel is a variety of Florence Fennel—the type of fennel that grows a bulb for delicious cooking. Trieste Fennel is a bolt-resistant hybrid plant that is bred for tenderness and it tastes delicious when grilled or sautéed in a pan to maximize its sweetness.

Trieste Fennel is easy to grow and is a hardy plant—it can be grown in containers and started indoors, too.


  • Grows up to 3 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet across
  • Develops pale green oval or round bulbs at soil level
  • Feathery dark green tops
  • Can take up to six hours daily of sun, but not scorching heat
  • Likes cooler temperatures and can even tolerate a light frost
  • Moderate watering requirements
  • Sweet anise-celery flavor

Do you grow Trieste Fennel? If so, please tell us what you love about it by commenting below.


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