This widely grown dill variety is a prolific producer of edible flowers, leaves, and seeds, all of which can be used for flavoring everything from pickles and salads to sauces and condiments. Early-maturing plants have dark-green leaves, 6" flowering umbels, and an intoxicating scent.
- 45-55 days leaf, 70-90 days seed
- Self-seeding annual plant
- Plants grow to 24 inches tall with yellow flowers
- Early maturing plants with strong aroma
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
- Dried seeds
The fresh leaves and dried leaves of dill are used to flavor many fish dishes, pickles, and borscht. The fresh leaves are much more flavorful than the dried leaves.
In Eastern Europe and Russia dill is one of the most popular herbs. Dill is mixed with soft cheeses and spread on sandwiches or tossed with salads. Try mixing dill with sour cream as a base for dressing freshly cut cucumbers.
You can also take the thin pieces of the fresh dill stems and chop them finely before tossing them with boiled new potatoes and butter.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors early in the spring when the ground has warmed. Prefers rich, well-drained soil and a sheltered location out of the wind. Will readily volunteer each year from dropped seeds.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 6-21 Days
- Thin: 8-12" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Great fresh dill for baked seafood and other dishes!
I planted this dill on the south side of the house with some support around it. It grew quickly and reproduced for the next year from self-seeding. It even withstood cold temperatures. After seeing no new plants this spring/summer, I am ordering again.