Anise Seeds

$2.29
Anise plants can reach up to 2.5 feet tall and grow best in light, fertile, well-drained soil. Anise seeds have a sweet taste, reminiscent of fennel and licorice, and are often used in baking, tincturing and cordials.


- Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum
- Life Cycle: Often grown as an annual, perennial in zones 5-9
- Canada Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Days to Maturity: Leaves 75 days / Seeds 120 days
- Planting Depth: 1cm
- Plant Spacing: 20-30 cm
- Growth Habit: 45-60 cm tall

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

Anise is an internationally popular herb whose seeds lend a pleasant licorice flavour to baked goods and herbal teas. Not to be confused with star anise or anise hyssop, a mint relative, Pimpinella anisum is a beneficial herb that can easily be grown by the home gardener.

Anise doesn’t take very well to transplanting, it would fare best sown directly into the garden. It is possible to start indoors ahead of time, if the growing season is abbreviated in your region. Consider compostable peat or coco pots to avoid root disruption when it comes time to transplant. Ultimately it will take 120 warm growing days to produce the desired seeds, so plan accordingly.

Choose a site that receives plenty of sun. Prepare a garden bed of loose, well-drained soil and add compost if needed. Plant the seeds 1 cm deep and about 30 cm apart. Water well and keep moist until germination. The soil will need to be 21 degrees in order for the seeds to sprout. With ideal conditions, expect germination in about 2 weeks time.

Throughout the growing season anise won’t require much fertilizer, just keep your plants moist and warm. It is a fabulous companion plant because it attracts beneficial insects and deters harmful pests like nematodes. Mice, however, are attracted to the fragrance of the seeds. Don’t let the seed heads droop to the ground and store seeds securely after harvest. The plant itself won’t return the next year in cold regions but will reseed and spread if left to overwinter. 

QUICK FACTS

- Native to the Mediterranean, Anise has been cultivated throughout Egypt and the Middle East for thousands of years.

- Anise seeds will remain viable for 3 years if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2023 the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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07/08/2022
Sabrina S.
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'5 stars review from Sabrina'

'5 stars review from Sabrina'

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18/09/2021
Vlwishart

Seeds came very fast! So happy!

Seeds came very fast! So happy!

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01/06/2021
Demoiselle ?.

Very professional packaging! Everything gr...

Very professional packaging! Everything grew!

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01/06/2021
Demoiselle ?.

Very professional packaging! Everything gr...

Very professional packaging! Everything grew!