Caraway Herb Garden Planting Seeds
- Herb Days to Maturity: Biennial
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Planting Depth: ½”
- Plant Spacing: 8-12”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Well drained, moderately moist
- Temperature Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Grasshopper, carrot rust fly, parsley worm, powdery mildew, phoma blight
- Herb Color: Green foliage, white flowers, and brown seeds
- herb/seed Flavor: Anise and licorice like flavor
Caraway Herb Growing Habits
As a biennial plant, meaning the first season the caraway herb is planted, it will produce roots and some foliage, die in the frost, then return in the spring to grow seed stalks with leaves and an umbel of white flowers. Once the flowers wither, the seeds will be ready to harvest. If not harvested, the seeds will fall and self-sow. The caraway herb grows to be 2-3 feet and usually spreads about a foot wide.
The Various Uses for the Caraway Herb and Seed
All parts of the caraway herb can be used in some way for culinary and medicinal purposes. The root can be harvested and eaten, much like carrots or parsnip. Leaves can be used in salads. The seeds are the most commonly used part of the herb, as they are flavorful and used in a variety of dishes. Popular dishes include rye bread, sauerkraut, goulash, meghli pudding, seasoning for meats, and much more. Additionally, oil can be extracted from the herb and has a variety of uses such as aromatherapy, flavorings, and fragrance additives.
The Benefits of the Caraway Herb
The caraway herb is a great source of fiber, which is beneficial to the digestive system and weight loss. Caraway also has many beneficial minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium, as well as antioxidants.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g Packet - Approximately 300 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 40,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 160,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 800,000 Seeds
Heirloom Caraway herb gardening seeds.