Anethum graveolens 'Long Island Mammoth'

Dill

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Type:  Annual             


Soil:  Moderately rich, well-drained, moist soil.


Useful Parts:  Leaves and seeds


Growth Habit:  Large yellow flowers and seed heads, making it the preferred variety for pickling.


Harvest Method:  For best flavor – cut stalks before flower heads appear.  Seeds ripen in autumn and flower head can be snipped when first few seeds begin to fall.


Handling:  Dry leaves on wire rack in a shady, cool place.  When dry, rub leaves into an airtight container.  Freeze fresh leaves in ice cube trays or wrap fresh dill sprays in foil and freeze.  Heads should be dried, seeds shaken and stored in airtight containers.


Uses:  Abundant foliage for use in cooking, large seed heads great for canning.


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

15-18 in

Anethum graveolens 'Long Island Mammoth' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Fragrant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average