Organic Black Cumin | Nigella

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60 days to flower 80 days to seed Nigella sativa

HEIRLOOM Easy to grow and exquisitely delicious, the soft & fern-like foliage extraordinary flowers of black cumin are short, often under 2 feet, thriving in gardens as well as raised beds and containers, even with partial sun.

Each gorgeous seedhead is borne on a long, strong stem perfect for cutting and, as the seeds mature, we love to shake the seeds on top of our plates with dramatic flourish. Black Cumin seeds are a Mid-East as well as Indian delicacy, where they are known as kalonji. Distinctly different from brown cumin with her own characteristic flavor reminiscent of toasted onion flake, black pepper plus oregano, black cumin is commonly toasted for curries, bread and steamed rice. We often toss 20 seeds or so in a pot of rice and savor the exquisite flavor and heavenly aroma she imparts!

Size Price Quantity# Availability
30 Seeds $3.79 In stock
60 Seeds $6.50 In stock
120 Seeds $12 In stock

Organic Black Cumin | Nigella

60 days to flower 80 days to seed Nigella sativa

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HEIRLOOM Easy to grow and exquisitely delicious, the soft & fern-like foliage extraordinary flowers of black cumin are short, often under 2 feet, thriving in gardens as well as raised beds and containers, even with partial sun.

Each gorgeous seedhead is borne on a long, strong stem perfect for cutting and, as the seeds mature, we love to shake the seeds on top of our plates with dramatic flourish. Black Cumin seeds are a Mid-East as well as Indian delicacy, where they are known as kalonji. Distinctly different from brown cumin with her own characteristic flavor reminiscent of toasted onion flake, black pepper plus oregano, black cumin is commonly toasted for curries, bread and steamed rice. We often toss 20 seeds or so in a pot of rice and savor the exquisite flavor and heavenly aroma she imparts!

We will forever be thankful for Brian and Chrystine of Uprising Seeds, an endless source of diversity and inspiration, who shared these black cumin seeds with us in 2012.

At Fruition, we sow organic black cumin seeds in  soil blocks indoors 4 weeks before final frost to transplant after final frost.

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Organic Black Cumin (Nigella)


Direct Sow Only: early spring through early fall, sow 1-2 seeds per inch ¼” deep in rows 12-18” apart. No need to thin. Sow every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest. Most flavorful & tender leaves are before bolting. Heat hastens bolting; cilantro is an ideal spring & fall crop. Young plants often overwinter with sweet spring re-growth.

Sowing Date: As soon as soil may be worked
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
Days to Germination: 7-10
Days to Maturity: 21 days to baby, 50-55 full size
Plant spacing after thinning: 1-2 inches
Height: 12 inches



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