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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Pimpinella anisum
Plant type: annual
Height and width: 18-24 inches high; 12 inches wide
Location and soil: sun; dry, well-drained soil
Uses: fresh leaves in salads; seeds in soups, stews, sauces, cosmetics, desserts, baking, candy
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Germination temp.:
Days to maturity: 75 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6-8 inches
Spacing between rows: 24 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick fresh leaves as needed; for seeds, cut flower heads when seeds mature and put in a single layer on paper towels in a dry, airy place; rub umbels in hands to remove seeds, then sift them out and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: plant in a protected spot, sheltered from wind

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