Common, Cilantro Seeds

Cilantro

Common, Cilantro Seeds

Cilantro

The highly aromatic, rich and spicy Cilantro adds the perfect flavor to any cuisine! This plant is ideal for harvesting both the cilantro leaves and coriander seeds.The unique flavor of this cilantro is bold and bright with a touch of citrus undertones. Cilantro is the perfect herb for a patio container or herb kit in a window sill, sow every ten days for a continuous harvest.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Coriandrum sativum

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

116

Seeds Per Pound

52,000

Packet

100 seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

3250

Breed

Open-pollinated

Growing Conditions

Container

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct SowTransplant

Categories

Herb

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

11,12,13,14,8,9,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

50

Weight

0.009

Depth

0.2

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Cilantro

Cilantro is a popular herb grown to be used in Mexican and Asian Dishes. The edible leaves of the plant are called cilantro, and the seed, which is also edible, is called coriander.

Before Planting: Prior to planting the seeds, you must prepare them so they will be able to germinate. Coriander seeds are actually two seeds encased in a husk. Crush the husk gently by holding the two seeds together and then soak the seeds in water for 24 to 48 hours. Remove the seeds from the water and allow them to dry prior to planting.

Planting: Cilantro can be started indoors or outdoors. Plant the seeds ¼ inch deep. To transplant a cilantro plant
that has been started indoors, dig holes 3 to 4 inches apart in the garden. After transplanting, water the cilantro thoroughly.

Watering: Water regularly, but be careful not to over-water the plant as it could create yellow leaves. To prevent leaf spot, make sure the plant is in well-drained soil.

Fertilizer: During its first few weeks of life, cilantro grows well if a water-soluble fertilizer is applied. Fertilize with a
water-soluble fertilizer every other time you water the plant. Once flowers appear and the plant begins to go to seed, stop fertilizing.

Days to Maturity: Cilantro is ready to harvest within 45 days.

Harvesting: Cut the upper new leaves to harvest. Unlike other herbs, cilantro is rarely frozen and used later in cooking as it loses almost all of its scent and flavor if not fresh.

Tips: Cilantro likes full sun, but in hotter climates, partial shade will be tolerated as the plant bolts in warm weather.

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