Growing Non-GMO Cumin Culinary Herb Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
- Common Names: Jeera, Comino, Anis Âcre, Cumin de Malte
- Cumin Hardiness Zones: 4-10, Annual not intended to overwinter
- Cumin Days to Maturity: 100-120 days
- Seed Planting Depth: ¼”
- Seed Spacing: 6-8"
- Garden Row Spacing: 12"
- Cumin Growth Habit: Heirloom cumin seeds mature into an 12-18" tall lacey garden crop with a 6-8" spread
- Garden Soil Preference: Fertile, loamy, well-drained
- Grow Temp Preference: 85°F
- Garden Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting: Non-GMO Cuminum cyminum has no serious garden insects or pests, but regularly watch for aphids and thrips. Allow soil to dry thoroughly between waterings since open-pollinated garden cumin is susceptible to powdery mildew, root rot, and Fusarium Wilt. Cumin seeds often require a longer growing season.
- Color: Heirloom cumin matures into soft lacey greens and elegant white busheled blooms
- Cumin Flavor: Earthy sweetness with hints of bitterness, often likened to parsley
Non-GMO cumin seeds may be grown directly in the garden but, for best starts, begin heirloom cumin seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior to final frost date. Plant 3-4 cumin seeds ¼” deep per cell or 4-8” apart in the herb garden in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil in full sun. Garden cumin seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning back to 1 plant per pot or every 8” in the herb garden. Transplant to garden when cumin seedlings have established true leaves. Allow soil to dry before watering, open-pollinated cumin is susceptible to root rot and mildew. Non-GMO cumin herb seeds require a longer growing season before harvest and performs well in pots and container gardening.
Cumin seeds have been cultivated as a culinary herb and spice for thousands of years. First domesticated by ancient Egyptians and Minoans of the Mediterranean, ground cumin seed even became a staple in Greek households, stored and treated as a casual seasoning similar to salt and pepper today, a traditional still continued in Morocco. Currently, China and India produce nearly 75% of the entire world's supply of cumin, while consuming a vast majority of that themselves.
Wholesale Non-GMO Cumin Culinary Herb Garden Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Wholesale - Approximately 300 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 8,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 34,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 136,000 Seeds
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