Tetra Dill Seeds

This packet sows up to 240 feet.
4.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

The refreshing flavor of dill will surely win you over (if you don't already love it)! 'Tetra' is a bushy, late flowering variety, meaning more leaf production for dill lovers. It is heat tolerant which makes it slow-to-bolt, so you will enjoy fresh picked, aromatic dill throughout the season. Dill is an important host plant for caterpillars of swallowtail butterflies.

$2.29 3 grams (~2,160 seeds)

Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens

Family: Apiaceae

Native: Probably South Asia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 30"–36" tall, bushy plant

Variety Information: 'Tetra' has fern-like, softly delicate, dark green, aromatic leaves. It is a late-flowering variety, lending itself to more leaf production; it is used mainly for the leaves, not the seeds. Slow-to-bolt.

Exposure: Full sun.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 to 3 weeks to ensure a continual fresh supply of foliage and seeds.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 20–25 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

Harvesting: Fresh foliage can be harvested any time until plant flowers. Cut leaves as close to stem as possible. Seeds should be harvested 2 to 3 weeks after flowering begins, after the flower heads have turned brown. Cut flower heads with stem and place in paper bag before seed becomes too mature and falls to the ground. Heads should be placed in bottom of bag and the top of the bag should be tied shut around the stems. Seeds will fall to the bottom of the bag. Store seeds in airtight glass jar.

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Tetra Dill Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Sub-par flavor: bouquet is better eating. This attracts more bugs

4 out of 5 stars Aug 2, 2019
I'd purchased Tetra and Bouquet dill and planted them adjacent in my vegetable garden. Tetra didn't really seem slower to flower, contrary to its description and I found the taste somewhat off...not as good or as "dilly" to me as the Bouquet dill. Terta's flavor was more bland with something of an almost metallic taste...I actually ripped out the plants in favor of seeding a second batch of Bouquet instead...clearly I've found my preference. The germination rate seemed fine and they grew well. For some reason the aphids seemed to like this one more so I might plant the rest early outside my garden area as a trap crop, so these will at least be useful for attracting syrphid flies and predatory insects...good enough for me?
Deanna Reed from OR


5 out of 5 stars Aug 12, 2019
roseanna kountz from NC

grows easy, love to share with the swallowtails

5 out of 5 stars May 25, 2020
I grew this variety last spring. I started seed indoors to get an early start on the season but also had a few plants pop up on their own in the yard. Had so many plants growing I let the swallowtail caterpillars enjoy some while I started some plants in containers and use the leaves for making pickles, salads, adding to dressings and dips. I love it so much I have harvested the seed, started plants and share them with friends. A great plant to have in the garden!
Tam from TX

Excellent dill!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2021
The seedlings started quickly, stayed healthy, and I had pretty and fragrant plants that provided lots of wonderful dill for cooking (especially salmon!) Pollinators are fond of them. I still have a few living leaves on a couple of plants in early November (edge of Zones 7 and 8) I want to plant more next year.
Beth from MD

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