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Black Cumin

Also called nutmeg flower and roman coriander, plants are 1 foot tall with 1-inch whitish flowers with a hint of blue and produce a large seed pod. Use is primarily culinary, seeds are spicy and aromatic and frequently used in breads and cakes, much as you would poppy seeds.

100 seeds



Nigella sativa


Germination:7-14 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant 3-6" apart around the last frost.   

Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring when the soil temperature reaches 60-65ºF.Sow a few seeds every 3-6" apart. Thin to the strongest seedling.

Growth Habit:Upright, multi-branching

Height and Width:12” x 12”

Spacing:3-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs:Fertile, well-drained 

Flowering:60-70 days 

Harvest:Remove the pods when they turn brown and before they shatter. Place in a paper bag until they are fully ripened and dry

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, flowers attract bees and beneficial insects

Care: Water well during dry weather

Tips:Sow a few times a season, every 3-4 weeks for continuous flowers and seed harvest


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