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.
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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