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Annual which grows to 2 ft with yellow-white flowers in clusters with
small fruit which splits into two small, grey-green seeds
Anise needs a long hot summer for its seeds to ripen. Sow in early spring
in a sheltered, sunny position. Germination: 20-28 days. Soil
temperature: 70F. Soil: average garden soil, fairly rich but well
drained. Do not let completely dry out; pH: 6-7.5. Thin the seedlings to
8 in and keep carefully weeded. Produces seeds in 140 days. Harvest the
seedheads when the seeds change color and hang them to dry in paper bags
in a warm, dry place. Commercially cultivated in the southern republics
of the USSR, Turkey, Spain, France, Germany and India. Commercially the
plants are pulled up just before the fruit ripens and piled up to dry.
Then they are threshed and the seeds are dried on trays in light shade
outdoors or in moderate heat indoors.
Used to flavor sweets, creams, cakes and
breads also widely used to flavor fish and like fennel, added to soups,
sauces, poultry, pork and vegetables; notable as a flavoring in various
alcoholic liqueurs and cordials such as pastis, Pernod, Ricard, ouzo, raki
and arrak. Flowers can be mixed into fruit salads. Add leaf to fruit
salads with figs, dates and chestnuts. Mix stem and root into soups and
stews for a hint of licorice.
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