Plant this for its savory seeds or leaves! Caraway (Carum carvi) seeds are actually fruits, and have an anise flavor that have been a favorite in rye bread, desserts, soups and more for generations. The feathery foliage is also a great addition to salads and sauces. Plants have white flowers on 1-2-ft. plants. (Biennial)
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Select growing areas with full sun and well-drained soil. Direct sow — 1/4 in. deep — in early spring or late fall. Do not allow the soil to dry out — keep moist! Once seedlings emerge, thin to 8-12 in. apart in all directions. Mulching around plants will help discourage weeds and maintain moisture levels.
Harvest seeds during the second year when they turn deep brown in color. Cut the flower heads and hang upside down in small bunches to dry. Seeds can be removed by placing the dry heads in a paper bag and shaking. Store in air tight containers until needed. The leaves and long taproot may be eaten as well.