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Caraway [Carum carvi]

Caraway [Carum carvi]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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Caraway is a two-year-old medicinal plant with the origin of Europe and one of the oldest aromatic and medicinal plants that has been known to the Egyptians and Arabs for 5,000 years. Today the plant is also used as a medicinal plant in modern phytotherapy. The plant forms elongated pinnate leaves and, in addition to the valuable ingredients, has a pronounced characteristic taste. The fresh leaves, the carrot-like roots are used as boiled vegetables and the seeds as the typical spice from which an oil can also be made. Due to the digestive, antispasmodic and antimicrobial effects, caraway is often used as tea or oil and is also suitable as a mouthwash.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Life Cycle: Two Year
Days to harvest: 10 0 days
Plant height approx.: 10 0 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Zehrer
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-15 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, deep, moist, slightly loamy, humus

PH: 6 Up to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark Germ
Seed Depth: 2 -3 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15 -20 °C
Germination time: 7 -30 days
Planting, row spacing: 30 X30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Potato
Unfavorable mixed culture: Celery, parsley, lovage, dill, parsnip, fennel, carrot, chervil

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
From February Sow directly into the open air until April or in autumn from September to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the open from March to April or in autumn from August to September.

We recommend no-till sown in rows for caraway seeds.
Cumin plants prefer a sunny to partially shaded location with a moist, deep, nutritious humose and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
The bed in the caraway plants should be kept evenly moist to keep growth stable. In the case of cumin, a cultivation break of 4 years is necessary to counteract an imbalance of the nematodes in the soil.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Carum carvi
English Names: Caraway, Persian cumin, Meridian Fennel
German names: Echter Kümmel, Wiesen-Kümmel, Gemeiner Kümmel
Portuguese names: Alcaravia
Spanish Names: Semillas de alcaravea
French names: Cumin des Prés, Cumin de Hollande, Anis des Vosges

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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