Persian Cumin

Carum carvi

How to plant Caraway seeds

Caraway - Persian Cumin - Carum carvi 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 in. 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.

300 seeds - $1.99

How to Plant and Grow Caraway

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

Grow Caraway: Full Sun, regular water. First year plants look like carrots, reach 8 in. tall, send down a deep taproot. Second season, umbels of white or pink flowers appear on 2-3 ft. 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.