Sweet and mellow dill flavor, holds longer than other varieties
Dukat is an especially sweet and mellow dill bred in Denmark for traditional Scandinavian dishes. The fine cut, blue green leaves hold longer than other varieties. Use Dukat's aromatic fresh leaf lavishly, sprinkled on steamed summer vegetables, sliced in tomatoes and cucumbers, in mixed green salads and dressings, in sauces, and most deliciously, over grilled or poached salmon and other fish. Let some plants bloom to give nectar to butterflies and then harvest the pungent seed heads to season pickles.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
- 60-70 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Dill is quite hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as 24 degrees 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 1 to 3'. Make sure your container has drainage holes. Line the bottom with gravel and then cover with nutrient-rich potting soil. Dill grow 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