Anise, Herb Seeds, Organic, NON GMO Smells Great, Tastes Great

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Feathery leaves for adding to salads and soups. Seeds flavor cookies, candies, cheese spreads, applesauce and soups. Sweet licorice-like flavor of seeds and leaves make a comforting tea traditionally employed to treat asthma, bronchitis, sore throats, indigestion, and flatulence. Chew seeds to freshen breath. Umbrella like clusters of tiny white flowers appear in late spring and early summer; attract butterflies and beneficial insects. Seed heads attract birds.

Grows 2-3 feet tall. Annual.Anise is warm-season annual herb. Sow anise in the garden as early as 2 weeks after the average last frost date in spring. Anise requires a long, frost-free growing season of about 120 days. Anise is a low spreading bright green bushy plant that grows 12 to 24 inches tall and almost as wide. Lower leaves are broad and lobed; upper leaves are feathery.

Anise flowers in midsummer, small yellowish-white flowers in umbrella shaped clusters. Snip anise leaves for fresh use as needed. Seeds require more than 100 frost-free days to reach harvest. Collect seed heads while they are still green. Hang them in a warm, dry place to dry; thresh when dry or pasteurize them in an oven at 100?F (38?F) for 15 minutes. Complete the harvest before the first frost in fall. Sowing Method: Indoor Sow Days to Maturity: 180 days Height: 3-6 feet