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Experience the true, authentic flavor of Cumin! Brown Cumin is an essential spice that's been cherished for its distinctive flavor and aromatic qualities for centuries! Though mostly grown in the Rajasthan and Gujurat regions of India, it is a staple in cuisines worldwide, from Mexican to Middle Eastern and beyond. Cumin's warm, earthy, and slightly nutty taste can be used to add depth and complexity to curries, potatoes, spice mixes, chili, and more. Brown Cumin seeds mature into elegant 12-18" tall plants with delicate lacy white blooms. Whether using whole or ground, Cumin is a diverse spice with wide use and cultural significance.

Also Known As: Jeera, Comino, Zira, Kreuzkummel, Cumino, Jintan Putih, Zeera, Kumin, Cumin Seeds, Caraway, Fennel Flower.

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Plant Name:
Brown Cumin
Latin Name:
Cuminum cyminum
Days to Germinate: 10-17
Days to Harvest: 120
Germination Rate: 85%
Test Date: 7/23
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 5-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds:*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Soak Cumin seeds for 8 hours to aid in germination. Broadcast seeds or sow in rows. For row-planting, use a fishing line or hoe handle to create a 1/4 inch deep furrow down the center of the ridge. Plant 1-2 seeds in the furrows spaced 6-8 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water.


Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
6 - 8 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
12 inches


Care During the Season:

Watering: Water plants moderately. If the soil moisture is low, water but avoid waterlogging soil. Try to avoid wetting foliage to prevent diseases.

Weeding: Keep plants free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.

Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Bt-based insecticides and sulfur are organic options that can be used for prevention. Sevin is a synthetic option. Sulfur also has fungicidal properties and helps in controlling many diseases. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Disease can happen in cloudy, damp weather. Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if diseases do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Cumin is ready to harvest when plants turn yellowish-brown. Harvest by cutting or uprooting whole plants. Dry harvested cumin plants before threshing to separate Cumin seeds from the plants. Clean seeds by winnowing.


Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per
Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.3 g 2%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 107 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin C 0% Calcium 5%
Iron 22% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 0% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.