How to Save Dill (Anethum graveolens) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2744
Binomial name: Anethum graveolens
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-fertile|
|Other Isolation Methods||Isolate by flowering time.|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||5|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||20-50|
|When to Harvest||When seeds are brown and dry and before they fall from the plant.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut stems below umbels and dry in a paper bag or on a screen until seed head is dry. Rub seed heads between hands or on a mesh screen to release seeds.
|How to Clean||
Screen and winnow to remove chaff if necessary.
|Image of Seeds|
Isolation may not be necessary if generic seeds (rather than a specific variety) are desired.
What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.