Caraway Seeds

Caraway Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $31.49 ($7.87/ounce) 43% Savings
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  • Essential for use in rye bread, curries and sausages
  • Versatile heirloom perennial
  • A tasty culinary herb, used in breads and cheeses
  • Can be cooked as a root vegetable much like parsnips
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Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Bush

Flavor Profile Subtle Hint of Licorice
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried

About Caraway Seeds

Carum carvi

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Meridian Fennel, Persian Cumin

For best results, caraway seeds should be planted in dry, well-drained soil. Caraway is a versatile culinary herb that is commonly used in breads - particularly rye bread, and also occasionally to flavor cheeses such as havarti. Caraway is also used to spice certain sweet-tasting liqueurs. Caraway can also be cooked as a root vegetable much like parsnip or carrot.

Planting Information

Planting Caraway Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 8 to 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Caraway Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 194 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 11,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 44,000 Up to 600 Sq. Ft

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