The primary use of cilantro in Latin American cooking is the leaves. We have a special variety that is bred to maximize foliage production and not bolt. In our trials, this variety produced three times the yield of regular cilantro over a much longer period. It is often used in combination with tomatillo, tomatoes, and chiles, creating unforgettable sauces. It is also known as Mexican parsley or Chinese parsley. Bolted plants produces flowers that are attractive to beneficial insects. 150 seeds
Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temps reach 60 degrees. Sow 1-2" apart, start harvesting when plants are a few inches. Sow small rows every few weeks for a continuous harvest. For a head start you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost using peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 3-4" apart. Reseeds easily
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: fertile, well drained
Uses: Culinary, attracts bees and beneficials