Coriandrum sativum. Cilantro leaves have a sharp citrus/nutty flavour that is used in many different dishes. No summer salsa is complete without fresh cilantro. The seeds (coriander) have a citrus flavour. Plant every 2 to 3 weeks for continuous harvest. Height from 2-3 feet. When grown as a Microgreen Cilantro has a sharp, nutty flavour. Approx. 200 seeds/pkg.
Sow seeds directly in the garden 1⁄2 inch deep and 5 - 8 inches apart after all danger of frost has passed. Does not transplant well.
Weeding or mulching coriander is important early in the season. Don’t overfertilize; too much nitrogen in the soil produces a less flavourful plant. Harvest coriander as soon as the leaves and flowers turn brown and before the seeds begin to scatter. Cut the whole plant and hang to dry. Seeds should be dried and then stored in a sealed jar. When harvesting fresh leaves cut only the small immature leaves for best flavour. Dried leaves store poorly, but can be frozen.