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Black Cumin Seeds

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Black Cumin

Black Cumin, also known as Nigella sativa, is native to southwest Asia. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world. Being a subtropical plant, cumin requires long growing season.

Other common names for Black Cumin around the world are: fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, blackseed, black caraway, or black onion seed. Other names used, sometimes misleadingly, are onion seed and black sesame, both of which are similar-looking but unrelated.

In Bengali Black Cumin is called: kalo jira, kalo jeera, or kali jeera.

Cumin It is grown for its aromatic and flavorful seeds. Black Cumin is used for cooking, and extensively used in the Middle East, Turkey, and Western Asia. The aromatic seeds of Black Cumin are used in many Indian spice mixtures, as well as in bread. Black Cumin seeds can be ground in a peppermill and used like pepper

Black Cumin Seed is one of the most revered medicinal seeds in history. The best seeds come from Egypt where they grow under almost perfect conditions. Black Cumin Seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Over the past 40 years more research has been done on the healing properties of this seed. Herbalists use Black Cumin Seeds to treat asthma, allergies, upset stomach, and autoimmune disorders.

Black cumin takes about four months to mature. For best result, we recommend sowing seeds in early spring and transplant the well established seedling to well-drained soil either outdoors or to an indoor pot.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Nigella (ny-JELL-luh)
  • Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh)
  • AKA: Black Cumin, Black Onion Seed, Blackseed, Black Caraway, Nutmeg Plant, Nigella sativa
  • Category: Annuals, Herbs
  • Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
  • Spacing:9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
  • Germination Time: 7-14 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Bloom Color:Pale Green, White/Near White
  • Foliage: Light Green, Attractive
  • Soil Requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
  • Propagation Methods: Direct sow and lightly cover with soil, fertilize once a month from just before the last frost of spring until early summer, and then once again towards the end of autumn; this will result in a prolonged blooming period
  • Other Details: Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season.

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