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Carum carvi

Common Name(s): Caraway
Family: Apiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Biennial
Invasiveness: Close relative of noxious weed:CO
Growing Days: 50 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=79° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=61° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Winter hardy. A few annual varieties. Biennials can be sown in fall and flower early in second season after planting. Wild caraway is a noxious weed in Colorado.
Additive - flavoring, Material - essent oils, Medicinal - folklore
Temperate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Widely cultivated, Northern Africa

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