Coriandrum sativum

A fresh and citrusy herb to brighten up everything from tacos to curries.

Harvest method: 

Cut and Come Again

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Harvest window: 

28 - 56 days

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Best placement in device: 

Any level

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
LEISURE CILANTRO OVERVIEW

Edible from root to seed, cilantro leaves and stems have a unique, herbal-citrus flavor. The leaves are a feature of cuisines worldwide both cooked into soups and stews or used at the end of cooking to add fresh complexity. In the garden, cilantro also attracts beneficial insects like ladybugs. We chose this variety for its consistency of growth and flavor but also for its resistance to bolting, which stops leaf growth.

GROWING AND HARVESTING TIPS

This useful herb should be planted in part shade to keep cool and harvested often to avoid bolting. Wait until plant is 6-10" then start harvesting sprigs as needed. Cut stems 3" from base of plant to protect new growth and keep in glass of water on the counter if using within the next 5 days. Remove the whole plant immediately if it begins to bolt (stems swell and begin to elongate and leaf shape turns feathery).