Caraway has a thick, tapering root like that of a parsnip, and the leaves resemble those of carrots. The flower umbels are white tinged with pink, appearing mid summer. It takes two years for caraway to mature and bear flowers. The stems of the delicate flowers produce seed cases, each containing two seeds. Grow in well-drained soil and plenty of sun for the best flavor.
Caraway has nice long roots that can break up and condition soil. It is a wonderful companion plant to most herbs except for fennel and dill.