Package of Practices for Cultivation of Cumiri
Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum L.
Gujarat Cumin -1, Gujarat Cumin-2, Rajasthan Zeera-19.
Deep friable, well drained soils, dry cool climate, sea level to 3000 m
MSL. Seed rate 8.0 kg/ha, sowing by dibbling or broadcasting, spacing 15 cm, FYM 10 t/ha and N 30 kg /ha m. two split doses (30 and 60 days) thin the plants at 5 cm high, 2 or 3 irrigations.
Harvesting and Yield:
Duration 100 – 110 days, harvest in stages, dry in shade and thresh, yield 450 to 550 kg/ha.
Annual herb, seed contains volatile oil (7 to 8 %), dried seed is mainly used as a condiment, also used in mixed spices and curry powder.