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Heirloom Cilantro

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Heirloom Cilantro

(Coriandrum sativum)
The delicious spicy pungency of fresh cilantro is essential in salsa and many Latin American dishes as well as S...
(Coriandrum sativum)
The delicious spicy pungency of fresh cilantro is essential in salsa and many Latin American dishes as well as Southeast Asian cuisines. Our Cilantro holds in the leafy stage as long as possible, but for a continuous supply of fresh leaves, plan on making several successive sowings to have leafy young plants over the longest period. When plants do begin to flower, their pretty umbel blossoms attract pollinators to the garden and you can also scatter the spicy blossom florets in salads.
Seed Count: Approx. 1500/ Weight: 15 gms
$ 5.59 $ 6.99

The delicious spicy pungency of fresh cilantro is essential in salsa and many Latin American dishes as well as Southeast Asian cuisines. Our Cilantro holds in the leafy stage as long as possible, but for a continuous supply of fresh leaves, plan on making several successive sowings to have leafy young plants over the longest period. When plants do begin to flower, their pretty umbel blossoms attract pollinators to the garden and you can also scatter the spicy blossom florets in salads.


ANNUAL

Spring/summer/fall harvest
Can handle light frosts


START OUTDOORS DIRECTLY INTO THE GARDEN

In early spring, sow cilantro seed directly into well-drained fertile soil 1 to 2 inches apart in wide rows in full sun. Cover 1/2 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. Plant again in cool fall weather. Thin plants 3 to 4 inches apart before they get crowded so seedlings have room to grow.


GROWING AND HARVEST NOTES

To have a consistent supply of fresh leaves, sow wide rows of cilantro seeds successively every 2 weeks from early spring through early summer. Keep your cilantro patch at its best tasting leafy stage longer by thinning seedlings early and keeping plants well watered. Plant again when weather cools for a quick and tasty fall crop. Cilantro plants will inevitably flower and then set seed quickly when plants get mature. Their lacy white blossoms attract beneficial insects, butterflies and pollinating bees to the garden. The fragrant round seeds that follow the flowers are called coriander, a wonderfully aromatic spice used in baking.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Late Feb – June
Sept
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 – 2 inches
10 –20
12 inches

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Late Feb – June
Sept
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 – 2 inches
10 –20
12 inches

Plant In

Late Feb – June
Sept

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

1 – 2 inches

Days To Germinate

10 –20

Mature Height

12 inches

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