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.
50-55 to leaf harvest; 90-105 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.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.
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Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.