Coriander 'Delfino'

Coriandrum sativum

How to grow Coriander 'Delfino'

  • 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.

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Delfino is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.9 and 8.2 as Delfino likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Delfino 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 Delfino

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

Harvesting Delfino

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