- botanical name: Carum Carvi
- biennial zones 3-9
- height 24″
- spacing 12″ apart, in rows 16″ apart
- full sun tolerant
- dry soil
- flower color white
- uses in garden: as a border, great in containers
- use in salads, as a vegetable, seasoning, in breads and cheeses
Caraway has three things going for it: the roots are edible and eaten as a vegetable, the leaves and shoots are salad herbs, and the seeds are used for seasoning, often baked in breads and mixed in cheeses.
Caraway resembles wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace with its feathery, delicate foliage and will grow only about 8 inches high the first year. A spring sowing will not produce a crop of seeds the first season, but a fall sowing can be harvested in June. Plants self-seed themselves easily.
Caraway is a biennial, producing seeds the second year. Seed germinates easily, but seedlings are difficult to transplant. Sow the seed directly into the garden in rows from Apr. 15th to June 15th. Space the rows 16 in. apart. Caraway likes dry sandy soil in full sun. Space or thin two year old plants 12 in. apart.