All-America Winner, early compact dill, slow-bolting, great for containers
All-America Winner 1982. An attractive, early, compact dill variety, 18" tall with finely divided fern-like dark-green leaves. 'Fernleaf' is a slow-bolting, space-saving variety especially suitable for containers.Apiaceae Anethum graveolens
With its soft feathery leaves and yellow flowers Dill looks somewhat like fennel, except that the leaves are blue-green in color. The abundantly produced seeds are widely used for culinary purposes.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 40-55 (Spring/Summer), 40-55 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Dill is quite hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as 24˚ F.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Dill will tolerate poor growing conditions as long as it's sunny. It does well in poor soils, and doesn't require much water, but needs sunlight and a little protection from the wind.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 80°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Dill is a fairly hardy plant and can be planted outdoors 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. It is sometimes sown in fall to provide a spring crop.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Dill needs a warm sunny spot for best production (it tolerate very light shade). It should also be protected from strong winds.
Dill produces a deep taproot which makes it quite drought tolerant, but for maximum productivity the soil should be kept moist.
Dill isn't a very hungry plant.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Dill is an excellent candidate for container growing. Dill has long roots, so choose a container with a depth of at least 1'. Make sure your container has drainage holes. Line the bottom with gravel and then cover with nutrient-rich potting soil. Dill grows best in well-drained soil, so be careful not to overly water your plants. Keep the soil moist but not soaked, and place your dill in an area with access to 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet and delicately flavored.