Early flowering plants produce large blooms, seed umbels, and foliage on long stems, making Bouquet the preferred dill for cut-flower use and pickling. Also an economical, fast-growing choice for baby-leaf production. Edible seeds, flowers, and greens flavor many foods. Popular addition to sauces, salads, and soup. Foliage known as dill weed. • Edible Flowers: The flowers are used to garnish potato salad, green salads, and pickles. When broken into florets, they can be mixed into a cheese spread or omelet. Also available in organic seed. Avg. 17,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow seeds 1/8- 1/4" deep, 1/4- 1/2" apart, in rows at least 3" apart. Thinning is not necessary. Successive sowings can be done every three weeks to harvest fresh greens continuously. Transplant - Dill can be started indoors in containers or cell trays. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell. Transplant out using 2-4" spacing in rows at least 4" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 1/4- 1/2".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Foliage may be harvested once the plants have become established right up to flowering. Harvest seed heads just as the seeds begin to turn a golden brown. Foliage and seeds can both be dried and stored for future use. Dry foliage in the dark to preserve flavor and color.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Prefers a rich, light soil, but will grow in most soils.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
40-45 to leaf harvest; 85-105 to seed
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Variety is highly fragrant.
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.