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Cumin, Classic (seeds)
  • Cumin, Classic (seeds)

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    Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is a delightful culinary spice that adds warmth and earthiness to dishes. If you’re interested in growing it in your garden, here’s what you need to know:


    Cultivation and History

    Native to the eastern Mediterranean, parts of the Middle East, and India, cumin has a long history of use as both a spice and medicine. Ancient Egyptians used cumin seeds for mummification and flavor. Ancient Greeks kept it on their tables, similar to how we use black pepper today. It contains cuminaldehyde, an active ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Today, it’s still used medicinally, especially in Ayurvedic practices. India is the largest producer of cumin globally.


    Growing Cumin

    Cumin is a tender annual herb that thrives in warm climates (USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10). It needs about 4 months of hot, sunny weather to mature and set seed.Choose a s pot in your garden with full sun exposure. Well-drained sandy loam soil is ideal, but it tolerates most nutrient-rich soils. Plant it after the last spring frost when temperatures range from 50°F to 80°F. Consider using low polytunnels to protect young plants from cool or wet weather.


    Plant Characteristics

    Cumin grows 1 to 2 feet tall. It produces fragrant pink or white flowers in midsummer. The feathery foliage resembles dill and can be added to salads. The flowers attract beneficial insects like lacewings and ladybugs. Seeds mature approximately 120 days after planting.


    Happy gardening!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 120

      Large Pack: approx 900

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