Aromatic and flavorful seeds, great spice famous for its use in curry
The flavorful seeds are an important ingredient in many Mexican dishes, also used in bread and cakes. Long warm growing season required. Used for flavoring chili and dishes spiced with hot peppers. Small, tender, crawling plants reach about 6" tall.
Medicinal: Seed aids digestion.Apiaceae Cuminum cyminum
Fragrant, ferny foliage is similar to Dill. Young leaves are a tasty addition to salad mixes. The flavorful seeds are an important ingredient in many Indian and Mexican dishes, also used in bread and cakes. Small, tender, crawling plants reach about 6" tall. Grows best in warmer areas, but will produce seeds in Northern areas if started early.
Medicinal: Seed aids digestion.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 100-120 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Cumin is a tropical plant and will not tolerate any frost.
- Spring Transplant, Spring
- Growing Season
- 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
Start outdoors when soil reaches to 60˚ F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Cumin should be planted in full sun.
Although Cumin is drought tolerant, it prefers a moist climate and will benefit greatly from water during hot spells or dry periods.
Soil should be well amended with compost or another well balanced feed of nutrients.
- Drought tolerant, High heat
- Small Gardens?
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?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- 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.