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Pimpinella anisum
(pim-pi-NEL-uh) (uh-NISS-um)

Description:  Annual which grows to 2 ft with yellow-white flowers in clusters with small fruit which splits into two small, grey-green seeds

Cultivation:  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.

Culinary Use:  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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