Toss in and serve!
This is a variety named ‘Cilantro’, and is best used as a herb for leaves only. In that role, it is exceptional as it produces a mass of lovely flavoured leaves. Great for fresh eating and for just chucking into the pot just before you serve. If you are looking for a ‘spice coriander’, rather look at the White coriander as it is much better suited for spice production.
Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: August – March
Ease of growth: Medium
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 50+ cm
- Growth type: This plant has a bush or compact growth habit.
- Ideal germination temperature: 16°C
- Average germination in days: 10 days
- Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage, however, it can be sown directly in the soil from the start.
- Plant type: Tender
- Plant use: This herb is used for culinary purposes, grown either mainly as a leaf crop or the young leaves can be used as salad greens.
- Plant/row spacing: 25 cm/50 cm
- Days to harvest: 30 days
- Seed treatment: No special treatment.