Caraway - Packet

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The spicy sweet seed that gives rye bread its distinctive flavor, Caraway makes a great addition to lots of recipes and every garden. The biennial will produce edible leaves and roots the first year, then gorgeous flowers and finally the seeds in year two. Suitable for growing in containers. 65-75 days.
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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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Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Item Package Size
Space After Thinning
6-8 inches
Row Spacing
18-24 inches
Seed Life Cycle
Days To Maturity
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
How To Grow
Botanical Name
Carum carvi
Good for Containers
Additional Information
Introduced in 1941
Seed Spacing
12-18 inches