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Dill
(Dwarf fernleaf strain)
Dill
Photo: Fernleaf Dill , David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm greenhouses, Burlington, ON, May 4, 2012
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since the 1980's. Available May 2016, in 4" pots and planters.

  • Description
    Anethum graveolens
    Winter Hardiness: Annual
    Light Requirements: Sun, part sun
    Height: 12 - 18"
    Habit: Upright
    Where to plant: Well drained soil in your garden, or containers

  • In the Garden
    Fernleaf Dill was an All American Selections winner for 1992. It's an exceptional dill variety -abundant leaves, delayed flowering, and compact habit. Fernleaf Dill is the only dill you can grow in containers. Like all dills, Fernleaf will flower (yellow blossoms) and produce seeds.

  • In the Kitchen
    Not just for pickles! Fernleaf dill is the best dill to grow if you want lots of leaves. The leaves are well known as an accompaniment to fish, and there are many other uses such as in dips, sauces, salads, etc.

  • Harvest
    Cut off young leaves.

  • Preserve
    Best use fresh, also dry, or blanch and freeze