Dukat Strain Dill
Dukat Strain Dill is an improved, triploid strain with excellent flavor. This strain is much leafier and slower to bolt than regular dill. A good choice if you are more interested in the leaves than the seeds.
Germination: 10-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-65ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-65ºF soil temperatures. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant 3-6” apart, around the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring when the soil temperature reaches 60-65ºF. Sow seeds close, 1/2" -1" apart.
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 24-30” x 12-18”
Spacing: 1-6” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Dukat Strain Dill needs average to fertile, well-drained soil
Flowering: 35-40 days- leaves, 90-100 days- seeds
Harvest: Start when the plants are 6-8”, picking leaves as needed. Seeds are ready when they turn from green to brown. Harvest before they shatter to the ground. Place in a paper bag until they are fully ripened and dry
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, flowers attract bees and beneficial insects
Care: Water well during prolonged dry periods in summer. Removing flower stalks helps keep the plant producing leaves for a longer period. Reseeds easily- removing flower heads helps decrease next season's volunteers
Tips: Sow a few times a season, every 3-4 weeks for continuous leaf harvests. Providing support can help tall varieties that might want to topple over. Can be grown in containers.