Caraway Culinary Herb Planting Seeds
Also known as Meridian Fennel or Persian Cumin, Caraway has many culinary applications for both the seeds and leaves. All parts of the plant are edible. Add leaves to anything that may benefit from extra greens. Some cultures use it to freshen breath, and the oil from Caraway may help to ease gas and improve digestion.
Days to Maturity: Biennial
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Plant Spacing: 8-12”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Well-drained
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun
Flavor: Anise-like, earthy and peppery
Sowing and Growing
Caraway prefers sunny temperate climates and well-drained moderately moist soil. Caraway may be direct sown in either Spring or Autumn in prepared soil or started inside in peat pots to prevent transplant shock. Mulch plants in the winter if the soil freezes in your area. Expect germination in 4 to 14 days.
Harvest leaves when young in the first year of growth for use in salads and soups. Harvest seed heads about a month after blossoming in the second year. Shake the heads into a paper bag, separate the debris, and store in a jar in a cool, dark location The roots may also be dug the second year and used as a root vegetable.
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
Caraway prefers sunny, warm climates, and sandy soils. Sow Caraway in the Spring or Autumn.
Biennial. Ht. 24 in.