HERCULES DILL (Anethum graveolens) Heavy yielding tetraploid (having four sets of chromosomes) (not sure what that means) strain. Slow to flower so foliage stays green and succulent longer. Best variety for the fresh leaf market.It is the one to grow for foliage. Very easy to grow from seeds. Self-sows if happy. You can sow it early in the season out in the garden. I would say hard to start indoors because it has a long taproot and it resents being moved. I have grown 'Mammoth', 'Bouquet', 'Dukat', 'Fernleaf', all grown from seed. Richters has them all. You can also purchase slightly different dill varieties at Johnny's Selected Seeds or Hometown Herb Seeds. Hope you have success! Love your comments and questions as always!
Monday, February 7, 2011
Taylor's Outback has asked if I have grown 'Hercules' dill. I have grown practically every other type of dill but that one, TO. In my Richters catalog from Canada, it says: