Caraway Plant - Carum carvi - Culinary herb
Caraway - Carum carvi
Approximate height: 45 – 60 cm
Flowering time: Mid to late summer of second year
Site and soil type: Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot and ready to plant in your garden
Caraway has white flowers usually in mid to late summer in second year.
The ripe seeds are used to flavour cakes & bread and the leaves can be used in salads.
Dry seeds by cutting off a complete umbel just as individual seeds start to fall, (late summer to late autumn). Place in paper bag, tie bag around the stem and hang in a dry airy place. When the seeds are dry store in airtight containers.
Caraway seed has been found among food remains from 5000 year old sites and is said to have been used by the early Egyptians.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
NOTE: It is very important to consult a qualified medical herbalist before taking any herbs medicinally. Any information contained here is for information only and not as a guide to self-medication. The use of any information from this website is entirely at the reader's own risk.