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Coriander (Cilantro) - Leisure

Coriander (Cilantro) - Leisure

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Coriander or Cilantro - Leisure
Coriandrum sativum

The leaves of Coriandrum sativum are used fresh in soups, salads and salsas. When used as a fresh, green seasoning as described, it is called "Cilantro." Left to mature and develop fruit in the late summer, the crop you harvest, that is its seeds, are used as a flavoring for meats, pickles, sausages, and sauces. In this seed form, the spice is known as "Coriander."

Leaf harvest of 7 to 8 inches plants at 35 to 40 days after sowing. High yielding bolt-resistant strain harvested for its attractive glossy green leaves and outstanding uniform and consistent quality. Popular in many types of cuisine throughout the world. Desert grown seed is tested for freedom from Bacterial Leaf Blight. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 70 seeds.

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Planting Instructions:
Planting Depth – ½ inch
Plant Spacing – 5 to 8 inches
Plant Height – 1 to 3 feet

Coriander is very easy to grow. Sow seeds directly into the garden after danger of frost has past. It does not transplant well.

The leaves are also used fresh in soups, salads and salsas. When used in this form as a fresh, green seasoning, it is called “Cilantro.”

After the plant has matured, the seeds are harvested to be used as the seasoning “Coriander.” Coriander is used as a flavoring for meats, sausages, pickles and sauces.