Cilantro, Leisure (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb in the Apiaceae family, known for its aromatic leaves and seeds. Cilantro is native to regions in southern Europe, North Africa, and southwestern Asia.
Cilantro has delicate, fern-like leaves that are bright green in color. The leaves have a distinct, fresh, and citrusy flavor. Cilantro leaves are commonly used in various cuisines, including Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian, to add flavor and freshness to dishes such as salsas, guacamole, curries, salads, and as a garnish.
The plant produces small, white to pinkish flowers, which eventually turn into seeds known as coriander seeds. The seeds have a warm, nutty flavor with hints of citrus and are used as a spice in curry powders, pickling blends, and baked goods.
Cilantro is generally easy to grow and can be cultivated in well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. It is commonly grown from seeds, and successive plantings can ensure a continuous supply of fresh leaves throughout the growing season.
Botanical name : Coriandrum sativum
Common name : Cilantro, Leisure
Life cycle : Annual
Days to maturity : 90
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring/Summer
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : ¼”
Plant spacing : 12”- 18”
Ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3,500