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CARAWAY …. (Carum carvi)

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CARAWAY….(Carum carvi)

This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List

Biennial ~ Height 45-60cm ~ Hardy

Caraway has attractive bright green feathery foliage which grows to approximately 20cm in the first year and up to 60cm in the second year.

In early summer of the second year the foliage is joined by umbels of delicate creamy white flowers which are very pretty.

Caraway leaves have a mild aniseed flavour and can be used in soups and salads but this herb is perhaps best known for its seeds which have a strong, distinctive flavour and can be used sparingly in cakes and savoury dishes.

Likes well drained soil. For the best flavour grow in full sun.

—Constituents—

The seeds contain from 4 to 7 per cent of volatile oil, according to the variety of Caraway fruit from which obtained that distilled from home-grown fruits being considered the best…

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6 responses

  1. Anything with umbells seems to do well in arid places. Might try tossing some into the mix just to see if it grows, cheers for the share 🙂

    September 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    • That’s it….Toss some seeds in the ground, and see what’s coming up… 😀
      Great on home made bread 😉

      September 27, 2013 at 1:58 am

      • Or when the chooks eat it all, “caraway infused chook” 😉

        September 27, 2013 at 3:51 am

      • Yummmm….Taste good with caraway seeds…..

        October 4, 2013 at 1:31 am

      • Internal flavouring and caraway in the stuffing, “Flavour layering dahhhhlink” 😉 (Do you reckon I am ready to take up where Maggie and Simon left off? 😉 )

        October 4, 2013 at 3:07 am

  2. Yummmm 😀

    September 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

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