Cilantro & Coriander : Slow-Bolt
Slow-bolt, spicy cilantro
Deliciously spicy, pungent, bright green leaves essential for Mexican and Asian dishes. This slow-bolt strain holds better than any other at the leaf stage.Apiaceae Coriandrum sativum
Specifically bred for leaf production, Slow Bolt is slower to bolt as it warms up. To have a constant supply of fresh leaves, sow every 2 to 3 weeks. Keep cilantro at its leafy stage longer by keeping plants well watered, being careful to thin seedlings early.
When and How
You can begin harvesting leaves when the plant is 3" tall.
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.
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.