Black Caraway (Bunium persicum)

Perennial
Carum bulbocastanum. Clarke.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Black Caraway
Bunium persicum
Umbelliferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – raw or cooked[74]. Tastes like sweet chestnuts.

    Seed – used as a flavouring[145], a cumin substitute.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It is likely to prefer a well-drained light to medium soil in sun or light shade.
South-eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Siberia and Western Asia.

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