Dill Herkules (Anethum Graveolens Herkules) 1200 seeds (#860)
About the product
This variety Herkules produces even more leaves than the regular dill. Successive sowings for leave production are possible until August.
Dill is an annual Eurasian field plant that is quite short-lived but very easy to grow outside in warm season or inside all year long.
It's a versatile culinary herb; the seeds are used in pickling and lacy leaves can be chopped and used to season salads, vegetables, curd cheese, potatoes or fish. It stimulates appetite and digestion.
Dill germinates in spring as soon as the soil begins to warm. Soon, upright clusters of finely dissected, bright sea green leaves are produced. These are very fragrant when brushed. The leaves are at their fullest and best for harvest just before plants begin to flower in early to midsummer. The blooms are large, umbrella-like umbels with chartreuse yellow flowers. These are pollinated by insects and heads of flattened, fragrant seeds follow.
Shortly after flowering, the plants begin to turn brown and die.
Dill is very easy to grow outside in warm season or inside all year long. It is a full sun plant that thrives in average to fertile soil with good drainage. It grows best with regular water but will tolerate short periods of drought. Do not cultivate again on same area for period of 5 years.
Dill is ready to harvest approximately 90 days after planting. Foliage can be harvested anytime but is most flavorsome just before flowering. To harvest the leaves simply cut the leaves at the stem or cut the stem a few inches from the soil line. Seedheads should be harvested 2-3 weeks after bloom before the seeds begin to change color. The seedheads can be hung up to finish drying.
Information source: www.Learn2Grow.com.
Approximately 1200 seeds in the packet.
Genus - Anethum
Species - Graveolens
Variety - Herkules
Common name - Dill Herkules
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0.60 m
Spread - 0.30 m
Plant type - Annual herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Well drained, Fertile, Low salinity
Water requirements - Semi moist
Landscape uses - Fragrance, culinary, foliage, dried arrangements
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
The best time to sow - spring, summer - in warmer climates or all year long inside.
Sow directly into the ground where you plan to grow, as Dill does not transplant well.