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Cumin Seeds Cuminum cyminum

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $9.50 Notify Me
1/4 Pound $23.95 37% Notify Me
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  • Highly aromatic
  • Commonly used in Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Cumin Seeds

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Cumin Seeds
    Botanical Name:Cuminum cyminum
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Heirloom, Culinary, Indoor, Outdoor, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
    Plant Spacing:8-10 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Cumin

    When to Plant Cumin Seeds

    Cumin seeds need a long, warm season to thrive, so start them indoors about 4 weeks before the final frost date in Spring. Once temperatures reach a consistent low of 60°F, You can transplant your cumin outdoors. As a Mediterranean Native, Cumin is not resilient against frost. In warmer climates, Cumin can be directly sown outdoors.

    Where to Plant Cumin Seeds

    Cumin does best in bright, Full Sun conditions. Choose a well-drained, sandy loam, though Cumin can also tolerate nutrient-rich soils as well.

    How to Plant Cumin Seeds

    Soak seeds for about 8 hours prior to sowing to increase your chances of germination. Plant Cumin in rows, in groups of 4 seeds, every 4-8 inches, with 2 feet of spacing between rows. Once seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin them out to 1 plant every 8 inches. Germination takes approximately 14 days.

    How to Harvest Cumin

    Cumin needs about 4 months of warm, sunny weather in order to mature and be ready to drop seed. Cumin is ready for harvesting by hand once you see the bloom of the white or pink flowers of the plant. Cut seed heads to dry indoors as late in the season as possible, or when you begin to see the seeds dropping on their own. Mist your plants regularly, to keep them hydrated without overwatering.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 150 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 600 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews

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I`ll buy my order if you`ll get me a packet of cummin. "got to have it",cummin is wonderful if you`ll heat them "toast the seeds the" gently, then crush then.


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I use cumin on everything!

Cumin seeds seem very difficult to find. I was glad to find your website. Thank you.

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