Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum Seeds per Pack: 100
Coriandrum sativum prefers medium moisture soil and full to partial shade. Although it grows well in a variety of different climates, it does especially well in areas which are dry and cool. A member of the Apiaceae family, the leaves and stems are collected and used fresh or dry in culinary creations. Mature coriander seeds can be dried for culinary use or to seed the next growing season.
Cilantro grows one to two feet tall. It sprouts dark green, fern-like leaves from thin center stalks. It tends to bolt quickly, so maintenance is required to get the highest possible yield per plant. Removing flower stems as they appear will promote leaf growth.
Starts do not transfer well, so it is suggested that seeds be sown directly to prepared pots or beds outside. Seeds should be sowed after danger of frost has passed and will normally take seven to ten days to germinate. Cilantro will grow and go to seed very quickly, so it is often better to sow more seeds once a plant has bolted.