Versatile and abundant!
Dill can be used in almost any dish. The leaves with their strong flavour are superb in salads. It’s a tall variety with abundant leaf growth and particularly large seed heads, making it an ideal multipurpose dill to grow for pickling seed and general use.
Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: February – April, August – November
Ease of growth: Medium
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 100+ cm
- Growth type: This plant has a bush or compact growth habit.
- Ideal germination temperature: >16°C
- Average germination in days: 21+ days
- Sow method: This seed is best sown directly in the soil as transplanting can reduce your yield.
- Plant type: Half-hardy, Annual
- Plant use: This herb is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. (Please consult your Doctor/Medical practitioner.)
- Plant/row spacing: 30 cm/60 cm
- Days to harvest: 110 days
- Seed treatment:
Needs light to germinate – Light is a requirement for a number of seeds. If planted too deeply the seeds will simply not germinate. In this case, the seeds should very lightly covered with fine sand, soil or vermiculite.
Sow shallowly in beds and cover with a hessian cloth – Fine seeds are best sown very shallowly, the problem now is that the top surface of the soil dries out very quickly. Covering with a hessian cloth, traps the moisture in the topsoil layer, allowing the seeds to germinate effectively.