Common dill, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is an old reliable species of dill without a name of its own. It is easy to grow and hardy and yields the best harvest of dill heads. A portion contains about 700 seeds.


 

Product number:2750
Scientific name:Anethum graveolens
Botanic family:The Parsley Family - Apiaceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–June/October–November
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:10–20 days
Plant spacing:3–10 cm
Row spacing:Leaves 30–40 cm, crown dill 40-50 cm
Height:80 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June–September
Seeds/g:600–700 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow thinly about 1 cm deep directly in the plot as soon as it is ready, a little later for dill heads in southern Sweden. Dill can also be sown in the autumn (the seed must not sprout) for an extra early harvest the next year.

Spacing

Keep 30- 40 cm for leaf dill and 40-50 cm for dill heads, which should also be a few cm away from its closest neighbours in the row. Leaf-dill can also be sown by scattering the seeds over a seed-bed.

Harvest

Pick the leaves gradually during summer and autumn. If the whole plant is cut down, it grows back again. The leaves can be dried or frozen for winter really well, but should be harvested before the plant flowers. Dill heads for pickles and preserves should be cut off just before the flowering ends.

Seed

 600-700 seeds/g and one portion  sows  5-7 m leaf-dill or about 15 m for dill heads. About 70 g sows 100 m and 25 g for crowns of dill. A portion contains about 700 seeds.