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  Caraway (Carum carvi)
Market Products:   (seed);   (seed)   Market size: 19,000 hectares (world), 2,500 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume stable
Culture Seed density: 350-400 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: well-drained, fertile, pH 6-7.8.   Crop duration: 1-2 years (depending on variety)
    Sowing rate: 8-11 kg/ha.   Planting: sow standard biennial type direct in field late June or early July; harvest following year in August. Sow annual type in May (suited for warmer regions with 5-6 frost-free months). Sometimes sown with annual cover crops such as coriander, dill, mustard the first year.   Field spacing: 10-50cm between rows x 4-15cm within rows.   Yield: seed 600-3,000kg/ha, oil 4.5-7kg/ha (year 1 or 2, depending on variety).   Pests: leafhopper   Diseases: aster yellows.   Buyers want: seed minimum 3% oil, maximum 12% moisture.  
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