Also called Meridian Fennel or Persian Cumin, very similar in appearance to a carrot plant. Caraway produces crescent-shaped seeds around 2 mm long which have a strong flavour. Caraway is used in cooking and in sauerkraut, flavour liquors, casseroles and stews and the young leaves can be used in salads.
Scientific Name: Carum carvi
Plant Life Cycle: biannual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 10-14 Days
Indicative Days to maturity: 24 months
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: light, fertile, well drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.