Caraway Seeds - Plant
Description for Caraway Seeds
Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, (Carum carvi) 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 thyme||Pink||June to July||0.25 to 0.50 feet||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 isnt a good plant for hot, humid climates and prefers cool temperate zones.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||30Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Caraway Seeds
- Sow the seeds 1/2-inch deep in fall or spring.
- Once seed germinates, thin the caraway plant to 8 to 12 inches apart.
Typical uses of Caraway Seeds
Special features: Herb gardens, containers. May be sprawled over small rocks or ledges in rock gardens or over walls. Also effective as a small area ground cover.
Culinary use: Leaves have a strong scent of caraway and may be used to flavor a variety of culinary dishes including potato salads, vegetables, or meats.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Caraway is popular for fruits (also known as â€œseedsâ€) that has pungent anise-like flavor and aroma and is used for culinary preparations with medicinal benefits.
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