Coriander 'Chinese Parsley'

Coriandrum sativum

How to grow Coriander 'Chinese Parsley'

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Grows best in well cultivated soil in a sunny position. Cilantro is a short lived plant and is very prone to bolting – so having seeds started at different times to ensure a crop all summer long is best. When flower heads appear cut them off to extend the life of the plant.

Chinese Parsley likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chinese Parsley is thought of as hardy, so Chinese Parsley will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. Chinese Parsley needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 4.9 to 8.2 (moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Chinese Parsley from seed

This plant is best left not transplanted, so sow directly into soil outdoors after the last frost, or start indoors in peat pellets that can be directly planted without disturbing the roots.

Look to ensure a distance 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Chinese Parsley

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Chinese Parsley is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Chinese Parsley

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.