The Caraway, 'Carum carvi', produces a seed tastes like a combination of dill & anise with a nutty flavor. The tasty seed are commonly used in breads, soups, stews, and other dishes. The fresh whole or minced leaves can be used in lettuce or fruit salads. The roots can be chopped, steamed, or pureed like a parsnip and used in soups, stews, or thinly sliced and eaten raw. Try grinding up fresh seed and sprinkle over fresh popcorn! The flavor is like a combination of anise and dill. The seed is best known for its use in rye bread.
The Caraway is a mounded plant with finely cut leaves. The flower stalks are 2 foot high and have clusters of tiny whites flowers in late spring and early summer. Caraway produces seed in the 2nd season. Plant in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked or in the fall for a crop next year. Caraway prefer well drained soil.