Dwarf Dill Fernleaf
Latin Name: A. graveolens
Item #: 158B
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
DWARF DILL - for bedding plants or pickling
Annual (18 in/46 cm) oz/28 g contains approx. 20,000 seeds
One third the height of regular dill strains. Dark green, base branching leaves and dwarf bushy plant are perfect for bedding plant sales or for use in 8 in/20 cm containers.
CULTURE: Sow in rows outdoors 2 ft/61 cm apart @ 2 seeds per in/25 mm, 0.25 in/6 mm deep (cover with soil) about May 15th, or indoors in peat pots as a bedding plant by March 15th. Seeds germinate at 60-70°F/16-21°C in about 14 days. Soil type is not critical, all Dills are almost weed-like in their ability to adapt to soil and climate conditions. Thin seedlings 4-6 in/10-15 cm apart outdoors in rows when they are only 2-3 in/5-8 cm high. Seedlings do not transplant easily unless they are in peat pots so don't try to sow dill in seed flats for bedding plant seedlings. For a consistent supply of commercial quality dill throughout the season (it matures in 68-70 days) sow seeds several times outdoors about 2 or 3 weeks apart. May 15th-June 30th.
HARVEST: Mature plants average only 18 in/46 cm and resemble wild carrot or fennel with wide, feathery leaves and flat flower clusters. Stalks are dark blue/green in color and have very strong pungent flavor. Cut in bunches 16 in/40 cm long. Use plant tops, seeds and the fresh flower heads in flavoring dill pickles.