Carum carvi - Plant
Description for Carum carvi
Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Caraway,Carum carvi,Persian cumin||Green, White.||July-August.||growing on 20 to 30 cm (7.9 to 11.8 in) stems.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
It is native to Europe and Western Asia where it thrives in full sun and well drained soil with pH ranges of 6.5 to 7.0. It isn t a good plant for hot, humid climates and prefers cool temperate zones. Sow the seeds 1/2-inch deep in fall or spring. Once seed germinates, thin the caraway plant to 8 to 12 inches apart.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||14F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Carum carvi
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Carum carvi
Special features: This widely used biannual plant produces seeds that are widely used for culinary purposes with a pungent licorice-anise like flavor and aroma; a pretty addition to a garden border with its lovely white flowers and feathery foliage
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Caraway is used as a spice in breads, especially rye bread. is also used as a breath freshener, and it has a long tradition of use in folk medicine.
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