Coriander 'Lemon'

Coriandrum sativum

How to grow Coriander 'Lemon'

  • 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.

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Lemon is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Lemon needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 4.9 to 8.2 (moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Lemon 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.

Try 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 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Lemon

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

Harvesting Lemon

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