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Slow-Bolt Cilantro

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Slow-Bolt Cilantro

(Coriandrum sativum)
The delicious spicy pungency of fresh cilantro leaf is essential in salsa and most Mexican dishes or in piquant So...
(Coriandrum sativum)
The delicious spicy pungency of fresh cilantro leaf is essential in salsa and most Mexican dishes or in piquant Southeast Asian cooking. Our Slow-Bolt Cilantro holds in leaf better than other strains, but plan on making several sowings for a constant fresh supply, as plants flower and make seed quickly and the lacy green leaves don’t dry well. If your plants do flower, scatter their spicy blossom florets in salads.
Seed Count: Approx. 150 / Weight: 2 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Can handle light frosts


EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

In early spring, sow Cilantro seed directly into well-drained fertile soil 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 8 inches apart in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep and firm soil over seeds. Keep seed bed evenly moist as seedlings emerge over 10 to 20 days. Make new sowings every few weeks until mid summer for continuous harvests of fresh leaves.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Cilantro doesn’t transplant well; we advise direct garden sowing. Thin seedlings 3 to 4 inches apart before plants get crowded.


GROWING NOTES

Cilantro plants flower, then set seed quickly as plants mature. Lushest, leafy growth takes place in cooler weather; plant early and throughout cool spring weather and sow again in fall, particularly in mild winter areas. To have a constant supply of fresh leaves, sow every 2 to 3 weeks through early summer. Keep cilantro at its leafy stage longer by keeping plants well watered and being careful to thin seedlings early. Let some of the lacy flowers form to attract beneficial insects and pollinating bees. The fragrant round seeds are called coriander, an aromatic spice used in baking.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – Sept
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 – 2 inches
10 –20 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – Sept
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 – 2 inches
10 –20 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Plant In

Feb. – Sept

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

1 – 2 inches

Days To Germinate

10 –20 days

Mature Height

1 – 1 1/2 feet

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