A well-known flavouring for sweets, bread and cakes – caraway is an easy to grow biennial with heads of soft white flowers followed by the distinctive tasting seeds.
- Easy to grow
- Edible leaves, flowers and seeds
- Used in many recipes
- Good digestive herb
There is evidence that caraway has been used as a medicine and flavouring since Egyptian times. Although it does grow wild in the UK it is very rare and the fact it resembles cow parsley means it isn’t always identified, but it is a lovely herb with its faint aniseed leaves and seeds to use and grow.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - August
Caraway is an easy to grow perennial, which once established need little care. The feathery green leaves are there for most of the year, only dying down during the coldest months. The delicate umbels of white flowers appear in summer on long thin stems and caraway will self-seed if left to drop its seeds.
The distinctive taste of caraway seed is used to flavour breads, biscuits, cakes and pickles. They can be used fresh, but are often dried and stored for use year round. They are extensively used in the confectionary; beverage and skincare industries. The leaves of caraway are also edible and can be used soups, stews and curries.
The flowers, leaves or seeds make a delicious tea. Many umbelliferon plants, like fennel and anise have traditional uses of calming and gently warming the digestive system and are historically used for, colic, bloating and indigestion.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.