Cumin
Cuminum cyminum

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cuminum (KOO-min-um) (Info)
Species: cyminum (SIM-in-um) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Wagoner, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 2, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Slender and branched annual with finely divided leaves 4 inches long, grows to about 1 foot tall.Tiny white to pink stalked umbels of flowers bloom in June or July are followed by gray-green oblong fruits 1/4 inch long,that contain the pale brown seeds.The smell and taste are somewhat like caraway.Native to the Mediterranean. Needs well drained,fertile soil in full sun. Seeds may not ripen in colder climates.
This aromatic, astringent herb benefits the digestive system. Seeds are used to flavor soups, sauces pickles, and bread.