IS THERE A BEST TIME TO PICK, harvest, WILD Fennel seed . The seed will be...

Asked August 26, 2016, 9:47 AM EDT

IS THERE A BEST TIME TO PICK, harvest, WILD Fennel seed . The seed will be dried and then used as a seasoning for several home made items. Sausage is the number one usage I will want to use it. with. If there is a time to harvest which would end up having the best or most intense flavor, when dried, II desire to hRVEST AT THAT TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ON THIS SUBJECT. ANG PALLARIA

Oneida County New York

1 Response

The optimal time to harvest fennel seeds is just as they are turning dark, when they still have a tinge of green in them. They will have the best flavor if you use them right after you harvest them if you can manage to do so. If not, they store well when completely dried. You can tie a few flower stems together hand hang them inside a warm garage or shed for a couple of weeks, out of the sun and wind. This enables them to dry completely so they don't grow mold when you store them.