This flat-leaf parsley is a favorite for fresh salsa or any Mexican dish. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is grown for its leaves (ready in 40-60 days) or its seeds, called coriander (ready in 100 days). Plants need frequent watering and may bolt in warmer weather. Grows to 1-3 feet tall. Learn How to Grow Cilantro here.
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Easy to grow in pots or prepared beds with loose, well-draining soil. Sow 1/4 inch deep when spring temperatures warm and all danger of frost has passed — keep moist! In warmer zones, fall plantings may last through spring. Thin seedlings to 8-12 inches apart in all directions.
Pinch fresh leaves and stems as needed when plants are thriving. For best flavor, harvest in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful best. Do NOT cut off more than 1/3 of the leaves at one time. Use fresh — leaves store poorly.