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Carum carvi (Caraway)Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

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Caraway(Carum carvi) Herb in 9cm Pot

This hardy biennial, Carum carvi, or Caraway, is also known as Meridian Fennel or Persian Cumin and is very similar in appearance to a carrot plant, with finely divided, feathery leaves and growing numerous long stems. The main flower stem is 40–60 cm tall, holding a small white umbel of flowers which can look very pretty. Caraway produces seed which are crescent-shaped around 2 mm long and this is what the plant is most known for as these have a strong flavour.

Caraway prefers well drained soil and full sun for best flavour. Caraway will happily self seed if left. It looks best planted in a drift to the plants can support each other. 

Herb Usage

Caraway has a multitude of uses, although is probably best known for its use in cooking, especially in caraway seed cake and sauerkraut. The seeds are used to flavour liqueurs, casseroles and stews, especially in Eastern European cooking, and the young leaves can be used in salads they have a flavour somewhere between dill and parsley, while the roots can be boiled as a vegetable.

Buy Caraway Online

Our potted Caraway herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Carum carvi (Caraway)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Carum carvi
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Annual
Culinary Preserves/Pickles
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features None
Type of Garden Herb
  • 5

    Posted by Rosena Morris on 27th Apr 2023

    Excellent quality arrived in good condition

  • 5
    Caraway plant

    Posted by Lisa S on 15th Apr 2021

    Lovely quality plant, strong and healthy

  • 5
    A beautiful addition to my herb collection

    Posted by Frances Wilkins on 13th Jun 2019

    What a beautiful plant. Impressive service: arrived much sooner than the 10 days forewarned on the website, packaging excellent & condition of the plant superb. I will be proud to show it at a herbs event on 1 July. Then it will be a welcome addition to my herb collection.