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Anise, aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)

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Anise, aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)
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Seed quantity:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
anisum odoratumapium anisumcarum anisumpimpinella anisumptychotis vargasianaselinum anisumseseli gilliesiisison anisumtragium anisum


Aniseed belongs to the umbelliferous plants and, like many of its relatives, is a traditional and versatile spice and medicinal plant. In the summer it bears many small white flowers and smells very characteristic.

After flowering in the late summer, the seeds are harvested. The culture of anise in the Mediterranean has already taken place more than 4,000 years ago, while its wild form is unknown nowadays. It is cultivated as an annual plant and is used as a bread spice, in meat dishes and especially around Christmas in gingerbread or cookies. It is also a highly appreciated aromatic ingredient of liqueurs and liquor in its extracted form as aniseed oil - Ouzo, Raki and Pastis are just some of the examples.

Less common is the culinary use of the herbal parts or tflowers, but they also give a pleasant taste. A classic combination, both medically and culinarily, is fennel, aniseed and caraway.

Because of its antibacterial and aromatic properties, the oil is also used in a variety of medical and cosmetic prodcuts, where it is mainly used to cover less pleasant tastes of the other ingredients. Breastfeeding mothers are often recommended to drink anise tea to promote milk production.

approx. 500 anise seeds

Growing instructions

Annual plant. Aniseed can be sown directly from April to June into the open air. Since the seeds need light to germinate, scatter the only lightly on the substrate or sow them broadcast. The germination period can take 1-3 weeks. Harvest the seed in late summer.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
30–70 cm
Root system :
Deep roots
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
Partially shadyProtection from windSun
Water requirements:
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
Not hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
5 cmNeeds light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
15 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
30 x 20 cm
Main harvest:

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
anis–bibernellebrotsamenrunder fenchelrömischer fenchelsüßer kümmel


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