Anise - Pimpinella Anisum

Anise - Pimpinella Anisum

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Anise is an Annual bushy type plant that grows to approx. 50cm. 

It produces feathery light green leaves that have a sweet distinct aniseed flavour.

On the Continent, especially in Germany, many cakes have an aniseed flavouring, and Anise is also used as a flavouring for soups.  It is largely used in France, Spain Italy and South America in the preparation of cordial liqueurs. The liqueur Anisette added to cold water on a hot summer's day, makes a lovely refreshing drink.

The aromatic seedpods are commonly known as Aniseed; they have a spicy liquorice flavour that is often used in drinks, teas, desserts, breads and confectionery.

Anise also has many medicinal uses.  Anise enjoys considerable reputation as a medicine in coughs and pectoral affections. In hard, dry coughs where expectoration is difficult, it is of much value.

Sow seed approx. 7mm deep in Spring and Summer. Germination approx. 6 - 14 days. Full sun, moist well drained soil.

20 seeds per packet