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Anise Herb Seeds

Anise Herb Seeds

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Anise Herb Seeds, (Pimpinella anisum)

Minimum 25 Seeds per package

It's commonly referred to as anise seed or aniseed—all of which refer to the same Mediterranean plant that has a strong taste usually likened to licorice or fennel. It's an herb and spice that can be found most often as a seed or in leaf form.

Anise is a natural botanical that is native to the Eastern Mediterranean Region and Southwest Asia. It is a flavoring agent that is known for its distinct licorice flavor, which also manages to feature a natural sweetness. Anise has been traditionally used for healing and as conventional medicine for centuries. A list as long as your arm of health benefits this wonderful herb has. Do research on it and you will be amazed.

The Anise herb plant is also highly used as a culinary herb. It is sweet, highly aromatic and has a flavor similar to licorice. The leaves are often used to garnish dishes and are added to salads. The seeds are crushed and the flavoring is used in fruit dishes, pastries, and cheeses. The oil is also used in making perfumes, soaps and other toiletries.

How to Grow Anise Herb Seed: Directly sow Anise seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed after the danger of frost has passed. Anise plants do not transplant well, so directly sowing the seed is recommended. A companion planting for Anise is coriander. The young plants need protection from winds. They thrive in full sun and in well-drained soils. Once the flower umbels are full of brown seeds, cut the seed heads off, placing them on paper towel or plates. Set them in a warm place and in direct sunlight if possible to finish drying the herb seeds.

Note: It will grow well in medium size containers or in ground.

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: approx. 12 - 18 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, light, rich, rather dry, loamy soils, pH 5.6 - 7.5

Temperature: plant seeds with outside temps 70 – 75

Average Germ Time: 14 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch deep

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches


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