Persian Cumin

Carum carvi

How to plant Caraway seeds

Caraways HR00037


Dried, aromatic seedlike fruits used in soups, stews, vegetable dishes, and cookies. Fresh caraway leaves make an attractive garnish. Medicinally, caraway fruits are taken for their digestive, and anti-flatulent properties. Plants grow 18-24 inches tall, airy umbels of white flowers produced in late spring or early summer. Can be grown as a summer annual, or biennial. In hot climates, caraway is usually grown as a cool season annual. Packet is 1 gram, about 300 seeds.

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How to Plant Caraway Seeds

Caraway seeds spread on clear table top

Direct sow caraway seeds into prepared seed beds in spring or fall, 1-2 seeds per inch, ¼ inch deep, in rows 12 inches apart. Kept at 68°F., germination is in 10-20 days. Thin caraway seedlings to 6-8 inches apart.

Growing caraway: Full Sun, regular water. First year plants look like carrots, reach 8 inches tall, send down a deep taproot. Second season, umbels of white or pink flowers appear on 2-3 foot stems. Caraway is often intercropped with beans or peas. Harvest leaves as needed. Harvest seeds after flower heads have dried, seeds have formed. To dry: Cut stems, tie together, hang upside. Place a container underneath to catch falling seeds.