Herb, Coriander Seed - (Cilantro Leaves)
Coriander Seed - (Cilantro Leaves) Coriandrum sativum
Coriander 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 coriander leaves are frequently used as a garnish for salsas and spicy soups. Coriander seed, which are actually the dried fruit of the coriander plant, is used as a spice. Typically used ground, coriander seed has a spicy, citrus flavor.
- 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.