The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions.


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About Carum carvi

Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Caraway,Carum carvi,Persian cumin
Maximum Reachable Height growing on 20 to 30 cm (7.9 to 11.8 in) stems.
Flower Colour Green, White.
Bloom Time July-August.
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Carum carvi 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.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 14F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Carum carvi special feature

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

Carum carvi uses

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Carum carvi ?

Carum carvi is commonly known as Caraway,Carum carvi,Persian cumin

How tall do Carum carvi grow?

On average Carum carvi grows growing on 20 to 30 cm (7.9 to 11.8 in) stems.

What color are Carum carvi ?

A Carum carvi plant bears flowers of color Green, White.

When Carum carvi blooms?

With enough light, Carum carvi may produce Green, White. flowers in July-August.

How hard is Carum carvi to grow?

A Carum carvi is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Carum carvi need?

A Carum carvi prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Carum carvi need?

A Carum carvi prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Carum carvi need?

A Carum carvi prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Carum carvi like?

A Carum carvi prefers 14F

How often should I fertilize my Carum carvi ?

To encourage Carum carvi growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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