Caraway
Caraway
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Carum carvi

Caraway is a Biennial herb growing to 60cm, mostly grown for its seeds. The plant has slender green stems and feathery green leaves producing small white flowers followed by small seeds.  Otherwise known as Meridian Fennel or Persian cumin.

All parts of the plant are edible.  The seed has a sweet anise-like taste and is used to flavour bread, cheese, cakes, curries and casseroles. Roots can be eaten like parsnip.Young leaves can be used in salads, older leaves cooked like spinach.  Caraway is often used as a breath freshener.

Caraway prefers cooler climates. Sow seed approx. 10mm deep, in Spring and Autumn.  Part shade or full sun, well drained fertile soil.  Germination in approx. 7 - 14 days, but can be quite slow.  Flowers appear in the second year.

50 seeds per packet