Cilantro & Coriander : Cilantro
Bolt resistant, organic with great flavor
Similar in appearance to parsley, cilantro is a staple in Mexican, Indian, and Asian cuisines. This bolt-resistant variety produces lush growth. The seeds of the plant can be harvested and are called coriander.Apiaceae Coriandrum sativum
Keep cilantro at its leafy stage longer by keeping plants well watered and being careful to thin seedlings early.
When and How
After the plant has flowered, created seed pods, and dried up, you can remove the pods and use the seeds for flavoring. Simply cut the plants and put them in papers bags. To harvest the seeds, shake the bags till the seeds fall off the plant into the bag.
You can begin harvesting leaves when the plant is 3" tall.
Cilantro contains antioxidants as well as antibacterial properties. Coriander seeds have been used in folk medicine for anxiety and digestion problems, and may be beneficial for improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels.