Fresh dill Dukat is grown primarily for its abundant foliage, producing much more foliage before forming seed than most varieties. It is one of the best for fresh leaf production and stands up well to the strain of intense cultivation.Sweet and aromatic, the flavour is intermediate between anise and caraway. The fruits (“dill seeds”) which impart a sharper flavour, are used as a spice, while the fernlike herb leaves (“dill weed or baby dill”), especially when fresh, have a sweeter fragrance. Dill is certainly delectable. If ever the term "best if home-grown" were to apply to an item in the kitchen, dill would be it!
Fresh Dill enhances the flavours of a dish as well as compliments other herbs when combined. It is exceptional with vegetables, fish and mustard based dressings or sauces, lamb, potato and peas. The seeds and herb are also a flavourful addition to breads and other baked goods and for those on a salt free diet, the seed makes an excellent stand-in for salt – it is a complete culinary treasure!