Fresh fennel averages about one piece per pound, consisting of a baseball size bulb with 4 to 5 stalks about 10” to 12” inches long, whereon are attached several feathery strands of leaves that resemble fresh baby dill. The feathery leaves may be used to flavor soups and stews. The bulb, which is the most prized portion, may be used fresh, sautéed, steamed, baked, and much more. It is a natural breath enhancer, and works beautifully with poultry, fish, and vegetables. Best kept cold, between 32-34 degrees F, it should be kept fairly dry, as its delicate leaves will begin to breakdown quickly if too wet. It does not produce ethylene gas, but its leaves, in particular are sensitive to it. If possible, store away from ethylene gas producing produce.