Black Seed (Nigella sativa) seeds, organic

$3.95$34.10

Family: Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)

Annual, self-seeding, 90 days to flowers.

(Nigella, Black Seed)  Native to the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Africa.  Traditional usage (Arab and African herbal medicine): indigestion, appetite loss, parasites, inflammation. Source of molecule nigellone (note crystals of nigellone on cover photo here).   Seeds are perfumey tasting and are used as decoration and flavoring agent for confections like candy and cookies.  Plant prefers full sun to part shade and regular garden soil or poor soils.  Direct seed in garden bed in fall to early spring.  Easy and dependable, always enjoyable.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~400 seeds
5 g contains ~2,000 seeds
10 g contains ~4,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Tina O’Brien

    what growing region will this grow I’m in5 can it be planted outdoors? thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there, this is a quick summer spring-planted annual that will do well outdoors in any zone. r

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    • Jan (verified owner)

      Hi Richo, I sowed my Nigella seed in regular garden soil in full sun, and it is extremely miniature and unhappy, starting to flower at less than 3 inch height. I was hoping it would like this bed where I grow bachelor’s button, dang shen, and echinacea. What can be the trouble??

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jan, Nigella is in the crowfoot family and for the most part this indicates that it is happiest being dropped in the summer, germinating in the fall, overwintering to produce large plant with many flowers come early summer of the following year. If it is spring sown, it has no time to build a foundation before maturing.
      Richo

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    • Stella

      Hello 🙂 I am wondering how long do seeds in packet can be kept before planting? I live alone and do not wish to overplant to avoid wasting. Also, I live in an apartment (with a balcony) with beautiful sun access; do these grow well as a container plants? Please advise. 🙏

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Stella,
      Honestly these are single-use packets, most people do best to plant the whole thing and then thin if necessary. Black seed has about a 5 year viability. Richo

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    • Angela

      I eat the seeds regularly, but are the whole flowers edible (as with the other Nigella that you offer)?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, these are edible

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