When is fennel in season?
Fennel is a vegetable that has a bulbous base and feathery leaves. It is related to the carrot and has a mild liquorice flavour. Fennel is in season in the UK from late spring to early autumn, with peak availability in the summer months of June to September.
The bulb, stalks, and fronds of the fennel plant are all edible, and can be used in a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, and braised dishes. The bulb can be sliced and eaten raw in salads, or it can be cooked and eaten as a side dish. The fronds can be used as a garnish or as an herb.