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Coriander (Cilantro) - Seeds
Coriander - also known as Cilantro - is a delicious, fragrant, fast-growing herb that gives a signature taste to dishes from many cultures. One of the most commonly used herbs in the world. The fresh leaves give a 'citrus peel' flavour to Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese, North African and Mexican dishes. Guacamole just isn't the same without fresh coriander.
All parts of the herb are edible. Fresh leaves, seeds, stems, even the chopped roots. Coriander is one of the most versatile herbs. These seeds are from a slow-to-seed variety of coriander, grown for culinary use for maximum output for the home chef. Grown outdoors in summer it likes part sun and part shade, or in winter will be happier in full sun. Popular choice for hydro grown indoors, with a grow light recommended.
About this herb
Variety: Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Popular for: Thai, Mexican, Indian, Chinese and more. Pairs well with coconut, avocado, lime, in salsa, with carrots, chicken, coleslaw, corn, beef and more.
Sow depth: 6mm
Germination in: 10 to 12 days
Mature in: 6 weeks
When to sow: Outdoors - North and South Island: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Indoors - All year round, grow light recommended.
Coriander likes part sun and part shade in summer, or full sun in winter when grown outdoors. A more delicate herb that tends not to transplant as well as other herbs, so best sown where you plan to grow it. Grown indoors, coriander likes plenty of light. A grow light on for at least 5+ hours a day is ideal if you don't have a spot that gives hours of sun each day.
Coriander likes to be fed. When grown indoors start feeding when the first proper leaves start to appear (about 2 weeks in depending on conditions). Harvest often and pinch off stems to keep growth bushy. Coriander can otherwise become a bit spindly. Using a grow light will help keep it bushy also, instead of stretching to get more light.
Coriander has big seeds that germinate well. You can pack them in or space it out, making it a popular choice for growing in pots. Best to start harvesting when it reaches about 15cms. For a constant supply, sow seeds every 3 weeks or so. Coriander doesn't propagate from cuttings as well as some other herbs.
I'm a sucker for fresh guacamole and cilantro is a small but key ingredient for the perfect taste. Here's a high rated guacamole recipe to try. When cooking with coriander, it's best added near the end of the dish to retain the flavour. I also love this coriander and lime pesto recipe, delicious and so refreshing.
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