Cumin is an annual member of the Apiaceae, or carrot, family. The seeds of the cumin plant are popular in a range of cuisines, from the Middle East to Mexico and Asia.
Annual. The flavorful seeds are an important ingredient in many Mexican dishes; also used in bread and cakes. Small, tender, crawling plants reach about 6 inches tall.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 4-6"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Cuminum cyminum
Growing Tips: Needs a long, hot summer (start early indoors in peat pots in shorter-season areas). Harvest the seeds when dry, before the seed-heads shatter.