Dukat is an especially sweet and mellow dill bred in Denmark for traditional Scandinavian dishes. The fine cut, blue-green leaves hold longer than other varieties. Use Dukat's aromatic fresh leaf fronds lavishly. Sprinkle on steamed summer vegetables, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, in mixed green salads and dressings, in sauces and, most deliciously, over grilled or poached salmon and other fish. Let some plants bloom to give nectar to butterflies and then harvest the pungent seed heads to season pickles.
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Planting & Care
In early spring, sow dill seed directly into well-drained garden soil 1 - 2" apart in rows 6" apart in full sun. Cover seeds 1/4" deep. Make small sowings every few weeks to have successive harvests of fresh leaves. Keep seedbed evenly moist while awaiting germination in 7 - 14 days.
Sow dill seed thinly in individual posts of seed starting mix. Cover 1/4" deep and keep moist as seedlings emerge in 7 - 14 days. Provide a good light source. Transplant when seedlings are about 2" tall after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions. Don't let seedlings get crowded before planting outside.
Growing: Keep plants well watered and thinned; crowded seedlings won't make the lush growth desired for fresh leaf harvests and will form seed heads too early. Make several successive sowings for plenty of leafy dill fronds followed by seed heads to use for pickles and other savory dishes.