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Fennel Pollen

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Fennel Pollen

Glencora | Jul 13, 2009 12:50 PM

My fennel plants have hosted many yellow swallowtail caterpillars this year, but now they are bolting and it's time to cut them down. But first, should I harvest the pollen? Has anyone else done this? If so, do you just shake the flowers into a bag? Is it worth it or am I better off waiting for seeds? Also, does anyone know if the pollen and seed from bronze fennel is inferior to green? I know the fronds don't taste quite the same and the plants don't form bulbs -- that's why I ask. Thanks.

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