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  Dill Dukat (500mg, 160 seeds)
Dill Dukat Heirloom Herb Seeds | Grow Dill


 
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This dill has a high essential oil content and is the sweetest of all! Dukat is similar to Bouquet in size and color but has slightly heavier foliage and begins blooming 5 to 7 days later.

Holds leaf stage longer than other varieties. Average: 60 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Sow Seed 1/4 inch deep in rows 18 to 24 inches apart or broadcast over a bed 2 feet square and gently rake the seeds into the soil. Plants should emerge in 10 to 14 days; let them grow for 10 to 14 more days and then thin them to 12 to 18 inches apart. Make small sowings a few weeks apart until midsummer to get a season-long supply of fresh leaves.

If your garden is in a windy spot, stake the tall plants to prevent wind damage, or grow a dwarf variety. If you let a few plants mature and drop seed, and leave the area undisturbed, seedlings will emerge the following growing season.

Dill in home gardens rarely has pest or disease problems, but black swallowtail butterfly larvae depend on dill as a food source. If they show up in your garden, you can concentrate the caterpillars on a few plants, and reap a double bounty — dill and butterflies!


HARVESTING

You can start harvesting the fern-like leaves about 8 weeks after planting. Just pinch off the outer leaves close to the stem. They are most flavorful just when flower heads are opening.

Spread leaves on a screen in a cool, dark place to dry. If you freeze the dried leaves in plastic bags with the air pressed out, they will retain their flavor better.

To harvest seed for pickling, cut off the seed heads when they're light brown, dry them for a few days in paper bags with air holes in the sides, then shake seeds loose in the bag. To separate the seed from the chaff, spread a sheet out on the grass, set a portable fan at one edge of the sheet facing the center, and turn it to "low". Pour the collected seed in front of the fan's breeze, and it will blow away the light chaff, allowing the heavier seed to collect on the sheet below. Store dill seed as you would dried leaves.


SAVING SEEDS

Knowing how to save dill seeds is crucial, no matter what you’re planning on using them for. The best dill seeds come from the late-blooming plants, which usually bloom in late summer. Preserving dill seeds is incredibly easy, so you can add their delicious flavor to food whenever you’d like. There are several easy at-home preservation methods that will work well and keep your dill fresh for years.

Jar Preservation

If you’re saving your dill seeds for flavor, you should keep them in pickle vinegar and wait for the seeds to mature and turn brown. This is when the seeds are the most flavorful and they will become more flavorful the longer they stay in the vinegar.

The best storage method for dill seeds is placing them in a clear, air-tight jar. The jar should be sealed with tape around the lid and kept in a dark, cool location, such as a basement. They can be stored safely for several years, but should be checked periodically to ensure a tight seal.

Freezing

Keeping the dill attached to the stalk, rinse it in cool water and let it dry on a paper towel. Once it’s dry, put it in a clear, plastic storage bag and seal it tight. Gaps in the seal can result in freezer-burned dill, which causes the plant to lose freshness.

Drying

Drying out dill is perfect for people who wish to use it on food. Place the dill under cool water to rinse it and then allow it to air dry on a paper towel. Place the parts of the plant that you wish to preserve (you can preserve the flowers and leaves in addition to the seeds) in a food dehydrator. Following the directions for drying herbs, keep the dill in the dehydrator for the allotted time and then store it in a vacuum-sealed bag.

Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains iron, manganese, and calcium.


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Dill Seeds June 4, 2014
Reviewer: Nancy and Joe Illian from Crossville, TN United States  
These hermetically sealed seeds come in 2 packets so you can use a few or all of them.  Germination was within 1-5 days.  All are doing well.

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great! April 17, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Harrisonburg, VA United States  
great packaging- can't wait to plant!

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nothing like fresh grown dill February 11, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  
and this company offers the best value for good quality seeds

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Seeds August 22, 2013
Reviewer: MARGARETE SPANGL from HAYESVILLE, NC United States  
Excellent, all is sprouting the "second time around

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Best Ever August 15, 2013
Reviewer: Raychel Justice from Mount Vernon, WA United States  
came in excellent condition I am so excited to get them started!

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