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- Category: Herb
- Type: Cilantro
- Variety: Coriander
- Family: Umbellifers
- Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
- Growing Difficulty: 5
- Soil PH: 6.5 to 7.5
- Fertilizer Requirements: 10-10-10
- Soil Type: Rich, Lightly Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 7 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 55-70°F
- Lighting Conditions: PART SUN, INDIRECT SUN
- Days to Maturity: 21 – 28
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 6"
- Row Spacing: 12"
DIRECT SOW IN LATE SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER
DO NOT START INDOORS
In climates 3 to 8 cilantro is planted in the spring, but in zones 9 to 11, the herb is planted in fall or winter.
As soon as your plant starts to mature, immediately begin harvesting the leaves. Cilantro is a quick grower, but also quick to flower. Once cilantro flowers, the flavor changes quickly and all of the plants energy will be put into seed production.
To have a continual fresh harvest of cilantro, we recommend making successive sowings about every 2 to 3 weeks starting in late spring.
Cilantro is commonly used in Mexican, Indian, African, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese cuisines.
Cilantro (aka coriander) is commonly used around the world for many medicinal purposes. These uses include digestion problems such as upset stomach, appetite loss, hernia, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasms, as well as gas.
Other claimed remedies are measles, hemorrhoids, toothaches, worms, arthritis and joint pain, as well as bacterial and fungal infections.
You can start to harvest your Cilantro leaves when the plant is about 3 to 4 weeks old. Regular taking of leaves will keep the plant producing regularly.
If the plant is left to grow untouched, you can expect to start harvesting the seeds in about 45 days.
We recommend planting a few cilantro plants specifically for seed harvesting.