Rondo F1 isÂ a quick growing variety with uniform, round white bulbs. This variety is good for summer and autumn production. A vegetable plant to grace any plot, an attractive vegetable with tall stems and feathery green foliage. Unlike the fennel in the herb section which is grown specifically for its leaves, the Florence Fennel is grown for the bulbous swollen plant base which can be used chopped raw in salads, braised as a vegetable or added to delicious winter casseroles. It has a mild aniseed flavour with a texture much like celery.