Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
100-120 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Cumin is a tropical plant and will not tolerate any frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Cumin is a tropical plant and needs warmer temperatures, but is very susceptible to disease in humid conditions.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Start outdoors when soil reaches to 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)

Cumin should be planted in full sun.

Water
Low

Although Cumin is drought tolerant, it prefers a moist climate and will benefit greatly from water during hot spells or dry periods.

Feeder
Moderate

Soil should be well amended with compost or another well balanced feed of nutrients.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Cumin needs a lot of light so be sure to place your container in a sunny spot. Just be sure to use containers that are at least 4" deep and 6" across.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
-
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-8.0"
Hardiness Zone
5-10
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Seeds' spicy flavor is crucial to curry and other dishes. Flavor is especially strong when ground but loses flavor shortly after so only grind what you need when you need it.