Rob has asked for tips on Fennel Storage:
Have you any tips on storage ?
Do you dig as required, will they tolerate frost if left in the ground ?
Can they be stored like onions ?
I would welcome your advice !
We asked our ‘Fennel Expert’ John Oldham for his advice & he has kindly replied:
Florence Fennel is definitely best dug and eaten fresh. Ours has been sown end-June in modules, planted out one week ago. It will just about tolerate a slight frost. Have never tried freezing it but don’t think it is a good idea, especially as the plants mature over a period and can therefore be harvested in succession.
Thanks John for that advice. You can’t beat the taste of vegetables straight from the ground.
* trim & cut into slices
* blanch for 3 minutes
* place in freezer in plastic bags
To cook from frozen:
* boil for 8 minutes
* add to stews whilst still frozen.
Click this link for information on How to Grow Florence Fennel.
The best tips on Fennel storage come from John Oldham, who says there is no need to store as plants mature over a period and can therefore be harvested in succession.
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