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.Slow Bolt Coriander likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Slow Bolt Coriander is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Slow Bolt Coriander needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 4.9 to 8.2 (moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).
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.
Slow Bolt Coriander will self sow.2Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
Can be sown all year around inside.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Slow Bolt Coriander is a hardy plant.
The green leaves are used in curries, salads, chutneys and salsa. The seeds are dry-roasted and used in curries, pickles and soupls. 1This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.
Slobolt, Slowbolt, Coriander, Cilantro
1 “Seed packet from Green Harvest”