Cumin Seeds

Cumin Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $28.39 ($7.09/ounce) 48% Savings
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  • Flavorful and fragrant herb used in bread and savory curry sauces
  • Highly aromatic
  • Commonly used in Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Warm; Earthy; Nutty; Peppery; Sweet
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried

About Cumin Seeds

Cuminum cyminum

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Cumin is a pungent herb that is most commonly used to spice Asian, Indian, and Middle Eastern foods. Though the spice is widely available in the west, the seeds are not, and We're pleased to be one of the few North American purveyors of cumin seeds. Plant cumin seeds in a sunny spot with good drainage.

Planting Information

Planting Cumin Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 8 to 10 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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