Cilantro – Santo

$3.48

The parsley-like leaves are used in Latin American and Asian cooking. The mature seeds, known as coriander, are also used in many dishes. Best direct-seeded. With a bit of cover it will cheerfully overwinter. Unmistakable strong, sharp scent and taste that has become the staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes.  Grows to a height of 50 cm (20″).

Available only as seed.

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Description

Botanical name
Coriandrum sativum

Family
Apiaceae

Spacing
20-25 cm (8-10″) apart

Depth
Plant 6 mm (¼”) deep.

Requirements
Herbs do best in a hot, sunny spot. In these conditions they’ll make the highest level of the aromatic oils that give them their taste and aroma. They also prefer well-drained alkaline soil, pH 6-8.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 10-15 days

Pests
Repels harmful insects such as aphids, spider mites and potato beetle. A tea from this can be used as a spray for spider mites.

Timing
Direct sow in the late spring soil, sowing every few weeks for a longer season of harvest.

Growing
Pinch frequently to increase branching and bushiness. Herbs are perfect for growing in pots or in hanging baskets.

Harvest
30 days for leaves, 45 for seeds

Season
Cool, annual