Dill averages 90 cm tall with wispy fern-like leaves. It has a flavor likened to the combination of anise, parsley, and celery, with a mild lemon finish. The plant produces lacy yellow flowers that grow in flat-topped clusters called umbels. The blossoms have a fresh sour characteristic, much like the herb itself and the dill pickles that they are synonymous with. Their flavor profile is a cross between lemon and parsley, with mild anise notes.
Lao dill is used heavily in Lao cuisine, added as a spice to fish dishes and soups, and so we are seeing more fresh, locally grown dill in the farmers' markets!
Lao dill is available year-round.