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Carum carvi (Caraway)Herb Plant
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.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
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.
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|
|Latin Name||Carum carvi|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H2 - Annual|
|Type of Garden||Herb|
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.