SAFLAX - Organic - Black Cumin - 300 seeds - Nigella sativa

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  • Easy pepper sharpness with a taste of sesame and anise
  • Quality seeds from Germany. 300 seeds per packet
  • With detailed instructions for successful potting.
  • Black Cumin is native to the Oriental areas where it has been used as a medicinal and aromatic plant for more than 2000 years. …
  • The perennial Black Cumin develops white and blue blossoms and grows to a height between 30 and 60 cm. Its precious seeds are located in the capsules that look similar to poppy. The seed shells grow out of the star-shaped flowers. Black Cumin has no similarities to caraway or cumin, neither in appearance nor in flavour. Its taste reminds somewhat of sesame instead. Black Cumin is a wild herb and tends to spread uncontrollably. Therefore, it’s best to choose a location where you can eas …

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SAFLAX - Organic - Black Cumin - 300 seeds - Nigella sativa

Easy pepper sharpness with a taste of sesame and anise



The perennial Black Cumin develops white and blue blossoms and grows to a height between 30 and 60 cm. Its precious seeds are located in the capsules that look similar to poppy. The seed shells grow out of the star-shaped flowers. Black Cumin has no similarities to caraway or cumin, neither in appearance nor in flavour. Its taste reminds somewhat of sesame instead. Black Cumin is a wild herb and tends to spread uncontrollably. Therefore, it's best to choose a location where you can easily contain the cultivation.

In the kitchen: By the end of July or beginning of August the plant will slowly die back from the bottom. When the capsules turn brown, Black Cumin is good to harvest. The ripe seeds are drop-shaped, have a dull black colour and carry an aniseed-like aroma. To air-dry, it is best to spread the seeds out on a cloth. The taste of the seeds resembles pepper and anise and is, therefore, well suited as seasoning on a slice of bread, cheese, in salads and for mixing in quark. Black Cumin is probably most commonly known on Turkish peta bread. When preparing meals, you can also refine fish, legumes and barbecue cheese with the seeds. Furthermore, Black Cumin can provide a special flavour to curries, lamb, poultry, sauces and Oriental dishes. The seeds can be used either whole or as ground powder. If you roast the Black Cumin seeds briefly in a coated frying pan without oil, they will develop a more intense flavour. Black Cumin seeds should be kept in a sealed box and preferably stored in a cool and dark place.

Natural Location: Black Cumin is native to the Oriental areas where it has been used as a medicinal and aromatic plant for more than 2000 years.

Cultivation: The best time for propagation is starting in February at a sunny place indoors as the seed is a light germinator. Scatter the seeds onto moist coconut substrate or organic herbal soil and slightly press them on. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the soil from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on the potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20°C and 25° Celsius and keep the surface of the earth moist, but not wet (ideally using a water sprayer). Depending on the propagation temperature the first seedlings will come up after two to five weeks. Seedlings that are already raised indoors can be planted out with beginning of May. As soon as there is no more night frost expected, you can move the seedling with its complete root ball, to avoid stress for the plant.

Place: The plant needs the sun, warmth and a wind-sheltered place to produce its full aroma.

Care: Keep the soil always moist, but not wet. Water your plant as soon as the top layer of the earth has dried out. Fertilize the plant either very modest with compost or organic fertilizer for herbs, or don't fertilize at all.

During Winter: Sow again the next year.

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OPC PSSC9H
Brand
SAFLAX
Codes 4055473153230 (EAN)
Rank #20 Herb Seeds
#142 Plants, Seeds & Bulbs
#567 Garden & Outdoor Living

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