Caraway

Carum carvi


Standard seed packet, 180 seeds

$1.25
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Caraway

Carum carvi


  • Biennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb
  • Sweet anise-like flavour


Biennial growing to 60cm. Plant has slender green stems and feathery green leaves producing small white flowers followed by small ribbed fruit that is often erroneously called seed. Fruit has a sweet anise-like taste and is used to flavour bread, cheese, cakes, curries and casseroles. Roots can be eaten like parsnip. Young leaves can be used in salads, older leaves cooked like spinach. Caraway is often used as a breath freshener.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring and autumn
Germination: 7-14 days @ 18-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial
Plant Spacing: 25cm
Plant Height: 60cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 120 flowers, 400 seed

(Product number: C4-04)
Seeds per gram: 350 seeds


SKU C4-04
Shipping Weight 0.0010kg
Botanical name: Carum carvi
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 180 seeds
Seeds per gram: 350
Photo credits:

Photo by Dendroica cerulea / CC BY 2.0

Illustration by Franz Eugen Köhler / Public domain

Photo by H. Zell / CC BY-SA 3.0

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