Longstanding Organic Cilantro Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #05868-PK-P1


Slow to Bolt!

Harvest the leaves (cilantro) and the seeds (coriander) of this versatile herb for varied culinary treats.

30 days for leaves; 45 days for seeds.

This annual herb has an unmistakable strong, sharp scent and taste that has become the staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes. A member of the carrot family, Cilantro is a very quick grower, but Longstanding is the slowest to bolt of all, giving you extra time to harvest those delectable leaves and seeds!

This Certified Organic variety sports tasty leaves, which you can begin picking just about a month after direct-sowing the seed into the warm spring soil. Pinch the young plants to encourage bushiness, and don't let them set flower buds until you are ready to harvest the coriander seeds. When this happens, the plant will sport 2- to 4-inch pale cream flowerheads, which eventually set seed. The heads can be cut and then dried to harvest the seeds as coriander for use in Oriental dishes, curries, and more.

Cilantro is not fussy about soil, though it prefers fertile, well-drained garden soil receiving full sun. A very quick grower, it can be sown in 2- to 3-week intervals in late spring and early summer for season-long harvests, and again in late summer or early fall if you live in a warm climate. It also makes a good natural pest-fighter in the vegetable garden and annual or perennial beds! Pkt is 100 seeds.


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Genus Coriandrum
Species sativum
Variety Longstanding Certified Organic
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity 30
Fruit Color Brown
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 24 in - 3 ft
Plant Width 4 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Herbs, Pest Fighter
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Outdoor

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