Cilantro Seeds (Coriander) Slow-Bolting Herb
( ORGANIC Seeds)
Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive!
Grown by many cultures for centuries, this plant grows quickly. Pull off a few leaves to use fresh whenever desired. Fresh leaves are used in salsa and the dried seed (coriander) is an essential ingredient in East Indian cooking. Direct seed in spring when soil is warming. Likes cool weather. Do successive plantings 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous supply. Harvesting tips. Pinch off seed heads to keep productive. Fresh leaves, called cilantro, can be harvested at any time, but have more flavor before plant flowers. The spice, coriander, is the mature seed.
Cilantro (Coriandrum Sativum Santo) - Grow Cilantro seeds for this annual herb with an unmistakable strong scent and taste that has become the staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes. A member of the carrot family, Coriandrum Sativum Cilantro, grows easily from herb seeds, and it produces a flat, parsley-like leaf, and round herb seeds. Both the seeds (Coriander) and the leaves (Cilantro) are aromatic and flavorful being used in numerous foods around the globe. Cilantro Santo is a steady grower, giving lots of leaves to harvest for Cilantro. It blossoms in summer with tiny white to pale pink flower clusters. Bees, butterflies and birds are attracted to the flowers.
To harvest Cilantro, snip the leaves for fresh use when the plant is 6 inches tall or more. Snip off just the top 2 - 3 inches of the plant to ensure continuous growth. Slow to bolt Cilantro allows a longer harvest of the leaves before the plant flowers. Two - three weeks after flowering, the plant sets small round, ribbed, beige-colored seeds in late summer. To harvest Coriander seeds, wait 2 - 3 weeks for seeds to dry. Before seed begins to fall, cut stems 8 inches long, bundle stems together with rubber bands, place a bag over the bundle, and hang up-side-down, allowing the dried seeds to fall into the bag.
How To Grow Cilantro From Herb Seeds: Directly sow Cilantro seeds outdoors when frost season has passed. Cilantro herb seeds is not fussy about soil, but it does need full sun and regular moisture. Sow small rows at 2 - 3 week intervals for an extended harvest all season long..