How to grow Caraway plant

Caraway plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Persian also known as Carum carvi or Persian cumin, Caraway plant biennial or annual plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 3-10.

Caraway plant leaves

Leaves edible, color green and grow in feathered and coniferous shape, stems sometimes get a silver hue.

Flower color white or pink, seeds edible grow in woody fruit.

Fruits edible, in brown color the shape like half-moon.

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How to grow Caraway plant growing and care:

Well drain soil, dry season, pick the fruits with the seeds

What is the best way to start growing?
Seed / Seedling

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When you’ll pick the seeds it’s a lot of work, cold and too much water can kill the plant

Planting season:
End of the autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
There is no need to prune

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing 100-150 days

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Early spring

General information about the flower
White flowers, the flower grow on stalk in a shape of umbel inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:

No, but rain can cause this, and also aphids

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Early summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, Aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Caraway plant fruits?
Use in the seeds not in the fruit and the use as a spice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruits and separate the seeds, best to pick the fruit by hand, another possible less recommended to deploy on the ground jute fabric around the plant to collect the dried fruit

How long does it take for a Caraway plant plant to bear fruit?
Half year +-

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil important for the process

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry air

Sowing season:
Late autumn

Planting spacing:
25 cm, 0.8 ft

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm, 0.4-0.8 inch

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, little cold

Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water but it’s important to keep the moist in the ground

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, slight cold (but frost). Full sun

Scientific name:

Carum carvi

How to grow Caraway plant

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9