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Hercules Dill

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Hercules dill, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Dill Collection.

Hercules dill

Do you want a lot of dill? Then plant Hercules. Like the mythical demi-god, this dill plant is vigorous and productive. The plant grows slowly, allowing for more leaf harvesting, and grows up to 30 inches high. The dark green leaves with a hint of blue have a strong flavor and fragrance that carries over when frozen.

Characteristics:

  • Leaves mature in 40 to 60 days; seeds mature in 90 to 100 days
  • Mature height: 30 inches
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Very high yield
  • Slow growing
  • May need staking
  • Best fresh but freezes exceptionally well

Have you ever grown Hercules dill? Please tell us your favorite thing about it and your experiences growing Hercules dill.

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