Attractive, fern-like cilantro for baby-leaf production.
Lofty, feathery leaf structure for a pleasant texture when eating. Good cilantro flavor. Texture, flavor, and visual appeal are best when plants are young; so, we recommend Confetti for baby-leaf production rather than for full-size bunching. Makes a great garnish for Asian and Latin American cuisine. Chefs will love it! Looks great and makes for less chopping in the kitchen. A perfect addition to fish tacos.
• Attracts Beneficial Insects: if allowed to flower, provides pollen and nectar for beneficial insects such as, bees, hoverflies, and tachinid flies.
•Edible Flowers: Use the flowers raw because the flavor fades quickly when cooked. Sprinkle to taste on salads, bean dishes, chicken, and spicy Southwestern dishes. Flavor is of mild cilantro.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Direct seed spring through late summer. Sow 1/4- 1/2" deep, 1/4- 1/2" apart in rows at least 3" 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: 1/4- 1/2".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Harvestable at every stage. Leaves may be harvested once the plants have become established and before flowering begins. The immature seeds are sweet and fresh and can be harvested after they form on the flowers, until they become brown and dry. 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.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
30-35 to baby leaf harvest; 80-100 to seed
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.