Cumin Seeds - Black Cumin Herb Seed

Cumin Seeds - Black

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Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) - This ornamental herb, Black Cumin, is an annual and widely grown for its black seeds. The Cumin seeds are similar to fennel in odor but taste peppery more like nutmeg. The seeds are ground and used like pepper. Black Cumin is also known as Black Caraway, Roman Coriander and Blackseed.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

12 - 15 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Nigella Sativa

Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) - This ornamental herb, Black Cumin, is an annual and widely grown for its black seeds. The Cumin seeds are similar to fennel in odor but taste peppery more like nutmeg. The herb seeds are ground and used like pepper. Black Cumin is also known as Black Caraway, Roman Coriander and Blackseed.

Highly ornamental, the Black Cumin herb has 5-petaled flowers that are white or pale blue in color with lacy bracts that create an airy look. Following the flowers are the seed pods. Black Cumin plants are well-known as medicinal herbs, and they have a long history of treatments for headaches, intestinal distress, skin problems and many more health problems. The seeds are a wonderful source for essential fatty acids.

How To Grow Black Cumin Herb Seeds: Start the Cumin seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost for transplanting outdoors. Or, after the last frost, directly plant the Black Cumin herb seeds outdoors. Some gardeners sow the Nigella Sativa seeds in several successive weeks in order to keep a longer season. Black Cumin plants need a sunny location in the herb garden and well-drained soil. Water the herb plants regularly during prolonged periods of dry weather. After the seed heads begin to dry, cut the stems, tie them together and place the seed heads in a brown paper bag. Hang the stems upside down in a warm well-ventilated place until the herb seeds are done drying. Place the seeds in an airtight container.

Ornamental Herb

While Black Cumin has plenty of herbal applications, it is just as well-known for its beautiful appearance.

Ornamental Herb

Useful Annual

How to Grow

Start the Cumin seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost for transplanting outdoors. Or, after the last frost, directly plant these seeds outdoors. Some gardeners sow these seeds in several successive plantings in order to keep a longer season. Black Cumin plants need a sunny location in the garden with well-drained soil. Water the herb plants regularly during prolonged periods of dry weather. To harvest, cut the stems after the seed heads begin to dry, then tie them together and place the seed heads in a brown paper bag.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 3-4 seeds per plant
Useful Annual

Plant Specifications

Black cumin is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 5 through 10. While it is a useful medicinal herb, it is grown just as commonly for its unique and showy appearance.

  • Bloom color: white or pale blue
  • Bloom season: late spring to early fall
  • Plant height: 12-15 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

3 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

6 - 9 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

8 - 16 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Rich, well-drained, sandy, loam soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Cuminum Cyminum

Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) - Cumin seeds can be grown for a versatile little herb plant that has fine, divided, aromatic leaves. The flowers are small and white, sometime slightly pink. It is one of the oldest known herbs to be cultivated as both a medicinal herb and as a culinary herb. Cumin was at one time widely used as a culinary herb throughout Europe, but today, the similar yet milder caraway has taken its place. However, the Cumin herb is still used in Mexican foods and in the curry powder mixture that is in Indian foods.

The Cumin herb plant is considered to be a medicinal herb. It is used in teas to soothe digestive issues, and the essential oil is antibacterial as well as warming and is used in liniments for aching muscles and bruised areas. It is also used in veterinary medicine.

How To Grow Cumin Seeds: Cumin needs a long, warm growing season for the seeds to be ready to harvest. Start the herb seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the end of frost season. For harvesting, when the seeds are ripe, cut the entire plant, tie the stems together and place the heads in a paper bag with air holes. Hang upside down in a warm, well-ventilated place to dry the seeds. Store the Cumin seeds in glass jars. Grind the herb seeds only when required as the ground powder loses its pungency.

Ornamental Herb

While Black Cumin has plenty of herbal applications, it is just as well-known for its beautiful appearance.

Ornamental Herb

Useful Annual

How to Grow

Start the Cumin seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost for transplanting outdoors. Or, after the last frost, directly plant these seeds outdoors. Some gardeners sow these seeds in several successive plantings in order to keep a longer season. Black Cumin plants need a sunny location in the garden with well-drained soil. Water the herb plants regularly during prolonged periods of dry weather. To harvest, cut the stems after the seed heads begin to dry, then tie them together and place the seed heads in a brown paper bag.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 3-4 seeds per plant
Useful Annual

Plant Specifications

Black cumin is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 5 through 10. While it is a useful medicinal herb, it is grown just as commonly for its unique and showy appearance.

  • Bloom color: white or pale blue
  • Bloom season: late spring to early fall
  • Plant height: 12-15 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/4 inch

SOWING RATE

7 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

4 - 6 inches

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