Cumin
(Cuminum cyminum)

Photo by Herbolario Allium (left) and Gustavo Jeronimo (right)

One of the oldest and most popular spices in the world – there’s nothing like the pungent, savory, earthy flavor of Cumin seed for adding depth to stews, chilis, curries, breads, salads, pickles, even cheese! Best grown in areas with long, dry Summers, this exceptional edible grows 1-2’ tall and wide with fragrant lacy foliage. In Summer umbels of small pink or white butterfly-attracting flowers appear. Harvest the seeds in Fall once the pods have dried for super fresh and flavorful spice! In the meantime, the slightly spicy leaves with their delightfully dilly flavor can be used fresh. Grows best in rich, well-draining soil. Not a fan of humidity.

Lisa,
Plant Unicorn

Full Sun
Low/Avg. Water

Annual Edible
All Zones
120 Days to Maturity