PLEASE NOTE: We only deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-22 postcodes.

How to store fennel

The best way to store fennel is in the refrigerator. Here are a few tips for storing fennel:

  1. Keep it cool: Fennel should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature between 32-40°F (0-4°C)

  2. Use it within a week: Fennel can last up to a week in the refrigerator if stored properly.

  3. Keep it dry: Make sure to dry the fennel bulb and fronds thoroughly before storing them, as any excess moisture can cause them to rot or wilt quickly.

  4. Remove the stalks: Cut off the stalks and leaves from the bulb before storing, as they will draw moisture from the bulb and cause it to spoil faster.

  5. Wrap it in plastic wrap: You can wrap the bulb in plastic wrap or place it in a plastic bag to keep it fresh for longer.

  6. Don't store fennel near ethylene-producing fruits: Fennel is sensitive to ethylene, a gas produced by some fruits (such as apples, bananas, and tomatoes) that can cause them to ripen and spoil faster.

It's important to note that fennel can absorb odours from other foods in the refrigerator, so make sure to store it away from strong-smelling foods. Also, when storing fennel, make sure it is dry and in a clean, airtight container to prevent contamination.

When it's in season you can buy fennel online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).