Cilantro/Coriander Long Standing Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cilantro/Coriander Long Standing Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Coriandrum sativum

Item #6028

Cool season annual. Also called Chinese Parsley, cilantro has a thousand uses in the kitchen. We chose Long Standing for its excellent flavor, improved leafiness and, as the name infers, its slow-to-bolt quality. Add a sprig to chicken soup or add chopped leaves to Mexican, Caribbean, or Asian dishes. The crushed seeds add intriguing flavor to stews, beans and cookies. Can be grown indoors for fresh cilantro leaves year round.



Annual

Full Sun
to Partial Shade

12”-24” tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 6”

Row Spacing:
8”

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to 1
every 6”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. Successive sowings every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before first fall frost. USDA zone 8 and warmer, sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well.

Harvesting: Foliage can be harvested any time. Seeds should be harvested after they begin to turn brown and when the outer coat cracks, but before they drop off the plant and scatter. Cut stem and place in a brown paper sack to collect the seeds. Rubbing the seeds will cause the outer shell to drop off.

Artist: Donna Clement



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