Shopping Cart

0

Your shopping bag is empty

Go to the shop
Close

West Coast Seeds - Dukat Dill Seeds - Aromatic, Large Seed Heads, Perfect for Pickles (1g)

$3.29

Elevate your culinary creations with West Coast Seeds - Dukat Dill Seeds. Known for its particularly fine bouquet and flavor, Dukat dill features darker-than-usual leaves that are excellent both fresh and dried. This variety produces exceptionally large seed heads, making it the ideal choice for homemade dill pickles. Growing to...

Elevate your culinary creations with West Coast Seeds - Dukat Dill Seeds. Known for its particularly fine bouquet and flavor, Dukat dill features darker-than-usual leaves that are excellent both fresh and dried. This variety produces exceptionally large seed heads, making it the ideal choice for homemade dill pickles. Growing to a manageable height of 45-60cm (18-24"), Dukat dill can be successfully cultivated in large containers under full sun.

Key Features:

  • Ideal for Pickling: Perfect for making homemade dill pickles with its robust flavor.
  • Aromatic Leaves: Enjoy a fine bouquet and rich flavor, suitable fresh or dried.
  • Large Seed Heads: Produces exceptionally large seed heads for abundant harvests.
  • Container Friendly: Grows well in large containers with full sun exposure.
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects: As an umbelliferous plant, it attracts lady beetles, hover-flies, lacewings, and parasitoid wasps, which help control pests like aphids, thrips, and caterpillars.

Growing Information:

  • Season & Zone: Best grown in warm seasons with full sun exposure.
  • Timing: Direct sow from late spring through summer. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds germinate in 10-21 days.
  • Starting: Sow seeds no more than 5mm (¼”) deep in rows 45cm (18") apart. Thin plants to stand at least 15cm (6") apart.

Growing Tips:

  • Ideal pH: 5.0-7.0. Plant in moderately rich soil with regular watering. Stop overhead watering once plants reach 60cm (24") tall to prevent mildew.
  • Continuous Supply: Stagger sowing every 2-3 weeks for a constant supply of fresh leaves.

Harvesting:

  • Leaves: Begin harvesting leaves once plants reach 15cm (6") tall.
  • Seed Heads: About 12 weeks after sprouting, seed heads will form. Once the first seeds turn brown, cut the heads and hang them upside down to dry, allowing seeds to fall into trays or paper bags. For winter use, freeze fresh dill leaves in ice cube trays filled with water, as dried dill loses much of its flavor.

Companion Planting:

  • Beneficial Companions: Improves health of cabbages and other Brassicas. Good companions include corn, cucumbers, lettuce, and onions. Attracts beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings, while repelling aphids and spider mites.
  • Avoid Planting Near: Carrots and tomatoes to prevent growth inhibition.

Enhance your garden and culinary repertoire with West Coast Seeds - Dukat Dill Seeds, ensuring a continuous supply of aromatic, flavorful dill perfect for fresh use and pickling.

More Infomation To You

Things you need to know

We use industry standard SSL encryption to protect your details. Potentially sensitive information such as your name, address and card details are encoded so they can only be read on the secure server.

  • Safe Payments
  • Accept Credit Cart
  • Different Payment Method
  • Price Include VAT
  • Easy To Order

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Sign up for Plantwell emails to be the first to see
inspiring content, new products ad exclusive offers.