Cilantro (Coriander) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Direct seed spring through late summer. Sow 1-2 seeds per inch, 1/4- 1/2" deep in rows 12-18" apart. For leaf harvest, there is no need to thin, as cilantro continues to grow well even when sown thickly. For coriander seed production, thin to stand 2-4" apart. Successive sowings can be done every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest of leaves.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. In most locations, bolting is likely in the heat of midsummer.
PLANT HEIGHT: 12-18".
PLANT SPACING: 2-4".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested once the plants have become established and before flowering begins. Mature seeds are produced about 3 months after planting and are harvested when dry on the plant.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Does best in rich, well-drained soil.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coriandrum sativum