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PlantFiles: Dill
Anethum graveolens 'Dukat'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anethum (uh-NAY-thum) (Info)
Species: graveolens (grav-ee-OH-lens) (Info)
Cultivar: Dukat
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tetra)

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DustyDS On Jun 27, 2009, DustyDS from Sugar Valley, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Dill is extremely fragrant, usually covered with butterflies...It needs to be securely staked as tall as it gets and as big as the flower heads are, because it is very easily blown over by wind...I have flowerheads in excess of 12 inches across..
A small piece tucked into the cavity of grilled fish is outstanding, and it makes a wonderful Dillweed dip for raw veggies...I will never be without it in my garden...

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dukat is reputed to be the sweetest dill. Also said to attract beneficial insects like hover flies, ladybugs and bees.

Positive Terry On Jan 16, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

'Dukat' is a tetraploid dill with larger flower heads. The abundant foliage has stronger flavor than other varieties, making it an excellent choice to grow for dillweed.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Little Rock, Arkansas
Redwood City, California
Williston, Florida
Franklin, Ohio

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