Cuminum cyminum

Almanac Planting Co Cumin (Cuminum cyminum). A cumin flower covered in white petals with small yellow centers in front of a blurry green background.


Uses: Herb: use its dried seeds in a variety of dishes. Ideal as an indoor, patio, or garden plant. 

Benefits: Extremely low maintenance! Produces aromatic, flavorful seeds and beautiful white flowers that are known to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 12 suggested (requires approx. 100 days of growth between our shipping date and your harvest time) 

Sun: Full

Life Cycle: Annual

Mature Height: 12" - 20"

Mature Width: 12" - 15"


Why buy pre-packaged herbs when you can grow your own?

Experience the thrill of gardening with our premium Cumin live herb plant! This hardy herb has extremely flavorful seeds that will bring a delicious and exotic flavor to your favorite dishes. With Cumin, you can easily bring fresh flavor straight from your garden to your plate. 

Harvested in their dried form, Cumin seeds have bold flavor and a powerful aroma. With its unique flavor, cumin is essential for achieving an authentic, complex taste in a wide variety of culinary applications. 

An aromatic and visually stunning flowering herb, providing brilliant white flowers to a garden. Growing Cumin supports increased biodiversity, attracting beneficial pollinators and insects, while adding aesthetic beauty to the landscape.

Grows best with long, hot summers! We suggest allowing at least 100 days between receiving your live cumin plant, and harvesting its seeds. 


Cumin Plant Care

Plant Cumin in full sun.

Keep its soil slightly moist, but not wet. It's acceptable to allow the soil to almost completely dry between waterings. 

Fertilize as required, especially if planted in poor soil. 

Do not expose to temperatures below freezing for prolonged periods of time. Frost will kill your cumin plant. 

Does best in temperatures between 60¬įF¬†and 95¬įF.

Harvest seeds once they are dry, but before they fall from the plant. 


Size of Live Cumin Plants for Sale Online

The live cumin plants that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Size of Cumin Plants When Fully Grown

Cumin typically grows to a height of 12" - 20" and a width of 12" - 15".

Additional Information

Botanical Name of Cumin

  • Cuminum cyminum

Toxicity and Risks of Cumin

There are no known toxicities associated with cumin that we are aware of.

Almanac Planting Co Cumin (Cuminum cyminum). A pile of dried cumin seeds in front of a blooming cumin flower and an empty cumin flower.

*This plant is a part of our Archived Plant Collection. Although no longer for sale on our online store, we keep pages like this on our site for the informational benefit of others. Please contact us if you're interested in purchasing large quantities of this plant, as we may be able to specially source and deliver plants for you.