'Santo' Cilantro (Coriander)
Great for salsa, pico de gallo, curries, and other favorite recipes!
Coriandrum sativum is a fast-growing annual with two common names: the leaves are the herb cilantro or Chinese parsley, and the seeds are the spice coriander.
Pinch back young plants an inch or so to encourage fuller, bushier plants. Snip off the top part of the main stem as soon as it appears to be developing flower buds or seedpods. Cilantro has a short life cycle and bolts quickly (develops seed) in hot weather. Once it sets seeds, the plant quickly starts to degrade.
Used in Caribbean, Latin American, and Asian cuisine; season meats, vegetables, chutneys.
- Height: 6-8 inches /18-24 inches
- Spacing: 12 inches