Cumin Seeds - Black

Cumin Seeds - Black

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $17.89
1/4 Pound $52.49 ($13.12/ounce) 27% Savings
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  • Top ranked ingredient in herbal medicine for over 2000 years
  • More bitter than normal cumin
  • Uses: Culinary, Medicinal
  • Related to caraway
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Slightly Nutty; Smoky Undertone; Slightly Bitter; Hint of Sweetness
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Culinary, Medicinal
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried

About Cumin Seeds - Black

Nigella sativa

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

A short plant with feathery foliage and small, white flowers, Cumin is a popular spice in many international cuisines. In addition to its long history of medicinal use, it is downright delicious!

Planting Information

Planting Cumin Seeds - Black

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 9 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Cumin Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 254 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 9,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 36,000 Up to 600 Sq. Ft

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