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Fresh Herb, Cilantro aka Coriander
Coriandrum sativum

Price: $12.49

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Add healthy, fresh flavor to your dishes with Cilantro, a fast growing aromatic herb that is an excellent source of potassium, is low in calories, and is good for the digestive system.  The entire plant is edible and is used to flavor many recipes.  The fresh leaves are called Cilantro and the seeds are Coriander.

Harvest:  Cut leafy stems near ground level and use the upper finely cut leaves in cooking, discarding the mature lower portion.  Avoid cutting more than one-third of the stems at any one time or the plant will become weakened.  It is best to use fresh cilantro in cooking since it does not dry very well.  Add chopped leaves at the last minute for maximum flavor.  Leaves can be stored by freezing in water but flavor is quite diminished from the aroma of fresh leaves.  Cilantro has a short life cycle and bolts quickly in the hot summer; to delay seed set and direct the plant's energy back into leaf production, snip off the top part of the main stem as soon as it appears to be developing flowers.  If the plant goes to seed, don't worry, many young plants will grow near the mother plant or just harvest seeds for Coriander.

Harvest Coriander:  Collect seeds by clipping the brown round seed heads.  Place upside down in a brown paper bag. After a few days, the round husks will split in two, the edible seeds inside will drop down to the bottom of the bag.  Store in the refrigerator or cool cabinet. Use those seeds in curry, poultry, relishes, and pickles.

Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Ships As: 3-inch pot
Cannot Ship To: AK  AZ  CA  

Hardiness Zones: 7 - 13
Mature Height: 24 (inches tall)
Mature Width: 12 (inches wide)
Group Plantings & Hedge Spacing 12 (inches on center)
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Preference: Any
Soil Moisture Preference: Moist yet well drained
Sun Preference: Full sun 6+ hrs per day
Deer Resistant: No
Bloom Season: No Blooms
Dormancy: May ship in a dormant state where winter color is not as bold as summer hues

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