Full, bulky plants provide a high leaf yield. In our trials, Calypso was 3 weeks slower to bolt than Santo. Avg. 3,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
50-55 to leaf harvest, 120-150 to seed
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days.
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. 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. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Does best in rich, well-drained soil.
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.