Dukat Dill is a delicious culinary herb that tends to produce much more foliage than most dills. It has a particularly fine bouquet and flavour which makes it an excellent variety to grow for homemade dill pickles. The darker-than-usual leaves are excellent fresh or dried. It grows 45-60cm (18-24″) tall and supports large 25 cm 10”umbrels. It is the sweetest of the various dill varieties with a pleasing taste and high yield.
Dill is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in pickling and cooking. Dill is an annual plant that prefers full sun and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Direct sow seeds in the garden in early spring after all danger of frost has passed, or in late summer for a fall harvest. Plant seeds 3-6mm (1/8-1/4”) deep, spaced 15-30cm (6-12”) apart in rows spaced 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Keep the soil moist and cool to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12”) apart when they are 5-10cm (2-4”) tall. Dill prefers well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Dill can be harvested when the plant is 60-90cm (24-36”) tall and the leaves and seeds are fully formed. Harvest the leaves and seeds as needed for cooking or pickling. Cut the entire plant to encourage more growth.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Planting Depth: Plant seeds 3-6mm (1/8-1/4”) deep. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 60-90cm (24-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 40-60 days. Watering: Keep soil moist and cool. Dill prefers consistent watering throughout the season. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Thin seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12”) apart.