‘Greek Common Dill’

Dill / Aneth/ Άνιθος


Common Name: Dill / Aneth/ Άνιθος

Scientific Name: Anethum graveolens


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: Full Sun

Soil type: well-drained moderately rich loose soil PH 6.1 – 7.5

Sowing in nursery: March. Should not be transplanted because it will then quickly run to seed.

Direct Planting: April

Germination: 14 – 28 days

Harvest: 70 days for foliage 150 days for seeds

Spacing: 15cm/10cm/0.5cm


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: cross-pollinated by bees

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 3 years


Edible Parts: Leaves, Seeds. Tea. Condiment. (raw, cooked)

Medicine: AntihalitosisCarminative;  Diuretic;  Galactogogue;  Stimulant;  Stomachic

Other Uses: Essential;  Insecticide


Known Hazards: There are also reports that dill can cause photosensitivity and or dermatitis in some people. Avoid dill oil during pregnancy.