Anise seeds can be used in cakes, bread, soup and stews as well as teas. Freshly chopped leaves are also appealing in salads, sauces, soups, and stews. Grows 45-60 (1.5-2') tall. May self-sow and establish persistent stands. Also known as Culinary Spice Anise or Erva Doce. Annual
How to Grow
Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with well drained soil in mid-May to early June. Plant seed 6mm (1/4") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart. Thin to 20 cm (8") in the row. Seed can be started indors in a soil-less mix 4-5 weeks before the last frost. Keep at 20 degrees Celcius for the 14 day germnation period then grown on at a slightly lower temperature, harden off and plant outside after the danger of frost has passed. Harvest seed after flowers have dried and seeds are greyish-brown. Harvest leaves for use anytime!
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