Herbs Caraway Arterner

Arterner

Caraway Seed

Product ID: 796

Classic culinary seeds.

Easy to grow once established. White umbel flowers form in spring of second year, attracting beneficial insects, such as hover flies. Harvest seed heads when plump and light brown, hang to dry. Thresh to remove seeds. One plant produces approx. 5 Tbs. of seed. Used in breads and savory dishes to lend an earthy, mild anise flavor. Avg. 8,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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$3.95
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1 Ounce

$4.90
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1/4 Pound

$7.15
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$22.60
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$102.75
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days

SOWING: Sow shallowly, ¼" deep, about 1 seed per inch in rows 18" apart, in either early spring or fall; both plantings will bloom and produce seed in the second year. Thin to 4–8" apart. Cultivate well when young, as caraway does not compete well with weeds. Be especially careful to prevent injury to roots.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A rich, well-drained, sandy loam is preferable, but grows well in a variety of soils, including clay. Soil pH of 6–7.5.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".

PLANT SPACING: 4-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Biennial.

HARVEST: Harvest by pulling or cutting the plants as soon as the fruits begin to ripen to minimize shattering, which causes caraway to self-sow. Place harvested plants on a ground cloth or in a paper bag to avoid seed loss. Thresh and winnow to remove and clean the seeds. Dry to 10% moisture content, at temperatures no higher than 100°F/38°C.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Carum carvi
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
Approx 400 to seed harvest
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Biennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated