Ripening

Keep cilantro at its leafy stage longer by keeping plants well watered and being careful to thin seedlings early.

When and How

Seed Pods, 30-55 days after maturity

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.

Cut & Come Again, 1-35 days after maturity

You can begin harvesting leaves when the plant is 3" tall.

Plants/person:

3.0

Yield/plant:

0.1-0.3lbs

Yield/sq. ft.:

1.0-1.5lbs

Fruit Size:

Exterior Color:

Green

Interior Color:

Green

Nutrition:

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.