Cilantro - Slow Bolt

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This slow-bolting strain is grown primarily for its broad, deep green, celery-like, pungent foliage. Used in Oriental and Mexican cuisine. Use seed to flavor meats, pickles and baked goods.

Coriander Cilantro herb Garden Seeds

Coriandrum sativum

This annual can grow up to nearly two-feet tall! It is ideal for beginners, considering it does not require that much maintenance.

Growing Cilantro Microgreens

Slow Bolt Cilantro Seeds: coriandrum sativum
Seeding: Approximately 2 Oz. to seed a 10"x20" tray
Seed Presoak: No
Growing Medium: soil only
Preferred Medium: soil
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 1 to 2 weeks
Microgreens Harvest time: 3 to 4 weeks
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: varies
Baby Salad Harvest: 4 weeks +
Micro Greens Color: green
Micro Greens Flavor: intense cilantro / coriander
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Seed Uses:

  • Microgreens & baby salad greens
  • Garnishes & sandwiches
  • Sprouting
  • Survival food storage
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & seasoning
  • More

Notes & Growing Tips: Cilantro (also commonly called coriander) is very difficult to grow hydroponically. We recommend growing micro cilantro in soil. Germination of cliantro microgreens is erratic with some emerging at about a week, and some seeds taking longer, so be patient with them. Sow quite thickly ( on a bed of lightly compacted soil (about 1 cup of seed for a 21" x 11" tray. Cover with a thin layer of soil (1/4 inch) and tamp very lightly. Cover in a humidity / black out dome and mist twice a day to keep the top layer of soil nice and damp. Cilantro micro greens grow slowly. You might experiment with a short soak, of just a few hours in cold water, but generally we have better germination rates with seeds not soaked. Cilantro seeds prefer cooler temperatures (under 70 degrees), especially during germination. If your temperature gets above 70, you will likely see a poor germination rate. Experiment with placing your germinating trays in much cooler areas.

Cilantro microgreens have flavor more intense than adult cilantro. Growing your own micro cilantro saves money and is much fresher than grocery store cilantro. Use in salsa, indian recipes or any recipe that calls for cilantro.

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