(Cuminum cyminum) Native to Egypt. Low-growing plant seldom
exceeding 6" in height. Seeds are used as a flavoring
in soups, stews, curry powder, and pastries and
are still being used in the manufacture of some
liqueurs. Self-seeding annual.
6-8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors
2-3 weeks after last frost. Seeds can also be direct
seeded 2-3 weeks after last frost when soil is warm.
Cumin prefers well-drained fertile soil and hot