Also called Chinese parsley and coriander, cilantro has a thousand uses in the kitchen. ‘Long Standing’ in particular has excellent flavor, improved leafiness and, as the name infers, it is slow to bolt. Add a sprig to chicken soup or add chopped leaves to Mexican, Caribbean, or Asian dishes. The crushed seeds add intriguing flavor to stews, beans, and cookies. Can be grown indoors for fresh cilantro leaves year-round. Cilantro grows best in cool temperatures. Plants grow up to 12″-24″ tall and 6″-12″ wide. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Long Standing Cilantro/Coriander Seeds are USDA Organic and verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 123 feet.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 55°–68°F.
For Successive Sowings: Sow every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mild climates, best sown in fall for winter harvest.
Indoors: Not recommended; transplant stress may cause bolting (premature flowering).
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.