This cool season herb is fast growing and slow to bolt. Cilantro is versatile with its bold, zesty, citrus-like flavour – perfect for Asian and Mexican cuisine. The fresh young celery-like young leaves known as cilantro are widely used in salsas, guacamoles, salad dressings, salads, savoury dishes such as enchiladas. It pairs well with lime, garlic and ginger as well as mint and basil. The aromatic seeds called coriander are used as a spice for seasoning meats and pickles.
DID YOU KNOW…
Cilantro helps reduce gas and stimulates digestion and appetite for adults and even for babies. When your baby is 8 months or older; try adding cilantro to sweet potato, squash or avocado puree.
|Maturity||45 - 70 days|
|Height||12 - 24” (30 - 61 cm)|
|Spacing||8 - 10” (20 - 25 cm)|
|Light||Full Sun to partial shade|
|Soil||Organic, well draining|
|pH Range||6.5 to 7.5|
|Watering||Medium moisture; dry soil will cause bolting.|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at time of planting; side dress to encourage continued growth.|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen = moderate, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate|
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