Cumin Seeds


Native from the Middle East and India, cumin is a member of the parsley family. Cumin plants are cultivated for their seeds which are used in many cuisines in both whole and ground form. Plants grow 12-20 inches tall with a uniform canopy and are drought-resistant.


- Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Days to Maturity: 100-120
- Planting Depth: 5 mm
- Plant Spacing: 15-20 cm
- Growth Habit: 30-45 cm tall


Cumin is an essential spice needed to make any proper curry blend. It is prized throughout many regions of the world for the distinct flavour of the ground seed. But did you know cumin can be grown easily in zones that aren’t tropical?

Because a long growing season is required, seeds should be started indoors 8 weeks before the final frost date. It will take about 4 months for plants to mature and produce the desired seeds. Plant seeds at a depth of 5 mm in a flat or individual pots.

Transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up considerably. Space seedlings about 10 cm apart. This close proximity will allow them to support each other as they grow. For the best results, choose a sheltered site that has well-drained soil and will receive full sun. Cumin thrives in damp soil, but be careful not to overwater. Otherwise, cumin is a tolerant plant that does not require much maintenance.

The tiny flowers produced are quite beautiful and will attract interesting insects. Monitor the progress closely as seeds will ripen at different times. Harvest when the seed clusters turn brown and the pods crack open easily. Clip the pods and place them in a paper bag, then tie and hang it in a dry location. After about a week, the seeds should be completely dry. Knock the seeds free by shaking the bag and then sift the chaff away. Make sure seeds are completely dry before storing. Cumin seeds are typically roasted before being ground into the familiar spice. 


- Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world after black pepper.

- Cumin makes up a large proportion of curry powder and chili powder.

- In the Middle ages it was believed that cumin kept chickens and lovers from running away!

- Cumin seeds will remain viable for 3 years if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.


You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2024 the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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