Herb, Cilantro, Long Standing
Cilantro, Long Standing Coriandrum sativum
Long Standing has an excellent flavor, improved leafiness and, as the name infers, it is slow to bolt.
Cilantro is a double duty herb. Its seeds are known as coriander while its leaves are known as cilantro, Both the leaves and the seeds are used in the culinary arts. Fresh cilantro leaves are frequently used as a garnish for salsas and spicy soups. The seed aka coriander, which are actually the dried fruit of the cilantro plant, is used as a spice. Typically used ground, coriander seed has a spicy, citrus flavor. Snip off flower stems before flowering to prolong harvest of leaves. Plant new seed every 2 weeks to insure a continuous crop of leaves.
- Zone - 3-11
- Germination Time - 7-10 Days
- Days to Maturity - 45-55 Days to Leaf / 120-150 Days to Seed
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 4-6”
- Maximum Height - 12-18in
- Spread - 2-4'
- Bloom Color - Pinkish-white
- Light Requirements - Full Sun
- Soil Requirements - Moderately rich and well-drained
- Season Temp Cool to warm
- Pests/diseases Aphids, leafhoppers, leaf spot
- 1oz. - Approximately 2,000 Seeds
- How to Grow Cilantro Guide
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Annual
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.