Cilantro, Slo-Bolting (Coriandrum sativum) is a specific variety of cilantro that is bred to have a slower bolting tendency. Bolting refers to the process where cilantro plants prematurely produce flowers and set seeds, which can lead to a shorter harvest period. The Slo-Bolting variety is selected for its ability to delay this process, allowing for an extended period of leaf harvest before flowering occurs.
Appearance: Cilantro, Slo-Bolting has the same general appearance as other cilantro varieties. It has delicate, lacy leaves that are bright green and fan-shaped. The leaves are the primary part of the plant used for culinary purposes.
Growing habits: The Slo-Bolting variety of cilantro is specifically bred to have a slower bolting tendency. This means that the plants take longer to transition to the flowering stage and set seeds compared to other cilantro varieties. This characteristic allows for a more prolonged period of leaf harvest before the plant bolts.
Culinary uses: Cilantro, Slo-Bolting is used in the same way as other cilantro varieties. The leaves have a fresh, citrusy flavor and are commonly used in various cuisines around the world. They are added to dishes such as salsas, curries, salads, and soups to provide a distinct taste.
Cultivation: Cilantro, Slo-Bolting is typically grown as an annual herb. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Adequate moisture is important to prevent stress on the plants. Regular watering and providing consistent moisture levels can help promote healthy growth and reduce bolting.
Harvesting: Leaves of the Slo-Bolting cilantro variety can be harvested once the plants have grown sufficiently and the leaves are of the desired size. Harvesting is usually done by snipping off the outer leaves, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing. Regular harvesting encourages leaf production and extends the harvest period.
By selecting the Slo-Bolting variety of cilantro, gardeners and growers can enjoy a longer harvest window, giving them more time to enjoy the fresh leaves before the plants go to seed. This variety is particularly valuable for those who desire a continuous supply of cilantro throughout the growing season.
Botanical name : Coriandrum sativum
Common name : Cilantro, Slo-Bolting
Life cycle : Annual
Days to maturity : 70-80
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring/Summer
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : ¼”
Plant spacing : 8-10"
Ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3,500