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Cilantro

Cilantro

Coriandrum sativum

Also known as Coriander and Chinese Parsley.  Coriander refers to the seeds, which are used as a spice.  Cilantro is the Spanish name for the plant and refers to the leaves, which are used as an herb.  Cilantro is very commonly used in Mexican salsas and guacamole.

Classification: Annual, will reseed if given the opportunity.
Height: 1-3 feet
Sow: Late Winter or Early Spring after danger of frost, 1/2 inch deep
Germination Time: 7 to 10 days

Prefers full light.

Cilantro does not take well to transplanting as the long tap root is delicate.  Cilantro is short-lived, so should be harvested while fresh.  Make successive sowings two to four weeks apart for harvest throughout the summer.

Thrives in well-drained soil.

Hardy in Zones 3 to 10.

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