Chemical-free farm-grown Cilantro/Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 50-60 seeds)
Cilantro (when used as a leaf crop), Coriander (when the seeds are used as a spice). Also sometimes called Chinese Parsley.
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
Europe, Africa, Asia.
Leaves to about 8" tall, plants grow up to 3' in flower.
Enjoys part sun to full sun, good drainage and fertile soil.
Cilantro does best when direct seeded in the garden as it does not like to be transplanted. Transplanting can cause it to ‘bolt’ or go to seed prematurely.
Cilantro is short-lived and will often begin to flower and set seed after a few weeks of harvesting. To keep a good supply of fresh green leaves available it the garden, repeat sowings are needed. It can be sown several times throughout the season, as early as the first week of April all through summer until the end of August. It does best when grown as a cool season crop, and will produce more abundant leaf growth if given a cooler spot during the hot summer months. In zone 7 and warmer cilantro can be sown in September for a leafy crop that will overwinter and become quite prolific in the early months of spring.
The leaves can be harvested as soon as the plants are about 4” high. The seed heads can be collected as they ripen and dried in paper bags for use as the delightfully fragrant coriander spice.
Cilantro leaves add an intense and refreshing lemon-like flavour to cuisine. It is a popular herb in both Mexican cuisine and many Asian dishes. The seeds are popular for flavouring curries.
Cilantro has many added health benefits helping us to detoxify heavy metals from the body, ease inflammation, boost immunity, and regulate cholesterol.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Kitchen Garden.