Caraway - Packet

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Ever think about growing your own Caraway? You can do this. Bake a loaf of Rye and serve it to friends, sprinkle with your own homegrown Caraway seeds and announce, “I grew this!” Caraway is a delicate plant with tiny white umbels that ultimately turn into seeds. Along the way, you’ll find that the pollinators enjoy it, too. Give it a try and find the confidence to brag about your green thumb.
Plant Information
Stories of Caraway link it to ancient Egypt, Medieval times, and countless other eras, firming up the thought that it's one of the oldest of all herbs. It's a beloved staple in the cuisines of many countries worldwide, including Africa, Germany, Scandinavia, most of Europe, and, of course, the U.S. It's a biennial that will produce plants about 8 inches in height the first year, lush with green leaves growing from edible, parsnip-like tap roots. The leaves are usable too, adding a delightful flavor similar to dill to salads, soups, stews, and other dishes. The second year, you can expect taller plants about 2 feet high topped with gorgeous pink and white flowers that will produce the caraway seeds you've been waiting for. They will be ready to collect in about a month's time, just before the plant dies, and can be stored in an airtight container for use whenever you like. Grayish brown Caraway seeds are commonly used in baked goods like rye bread, but are excellent at adding their distinctive sweet flavor to just about anything you'd like to cook up.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.05 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 580 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Carum carvi
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
12-18 inches
Row Spacing
18-24 inches
Space After Thinning
6-8 inches
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Introduced in 1941
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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