Slow Bolt Cilantro Seeds

$2.29

Slow bolt cilantro is a variety that produces for a longer period than other varieties once the heat comes, and also, as the name suggests, it is slow to turn to seeds. Slow bolt cilantro will grow to about two feet tall and really thrives during the cooler months of spring and fall. The leaves can be used fresh in many dishes such as soups, stews and salads, but is most famous in Chinese stir-fries, Thai chicken, Vietnamese sandwiches, and, of course in a panoply of Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas and salsa just to name a few. 


- Life Cycle: Annual
- Days to Maturity: 50-60
- Planting Depth: 5 mm
- Plant Spacing: 10-15 cm
- Growth Habit: 30-80 cm tall

 

Originally native to Northern Africa and Western Asia, cilantro has a long and rich history and has become one of the most cultivated herbs in the world. Its leaves and seeds have been cultivated for at least 8,000 years. Cilantro is an annual herb that is an absolute must-have for many Mexican and Asian recipes, adding a cooling taste to spicy dishes.

The seeds of the plants are referred to as coriander, and they can add a nice nutty floral flavour to many dishes.  The herbs can be used dried by substituting a teaspoon for a tablespoon and will need to be cooked to release the flavour. The coriander seeds need to be toasted before used whole or crushed in different recipes like curries and soups, otherwise, they might be a little tough to chew. Coriander is also a popular ingredient for adding a floral flavour to your pickling and brine. 

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

A staple herb in many Mexican and Indian dishes, the leaves and seeds of cilantro lend unique and unmistakable flavours. It is a welcome addition to any kitchen herb garden and will thrive in the cool spring and fall months.

Start seeds in individual pots indoors 8-10 weeks prior to the last spring frost. Or, sow directly into the garden after the last frost has passed. Seeds should be planted 5 mm deep and about 5 cm apart in rows with 30 cm of space in between. Plantings can be made every few weeks to ensure a steady supply throughout the season.

Thin seedlings to 15 cm apart after they sprout. Water the young plants regularly while they are getting established.  Once they’re settled, keep them moist but be careful not to overwater. Cilantro requires about 3 cm of water per week. Mulch around the plants to keep weeds down and feed a couple times throughout the season with a light nitrogen fertilizer.

Time your harvest during the cool weather. During the heat of the summer cilantro will bolt and go to seed, leaving the leaves bitter and basically inedible. When plants do bolt, let them reseed and enjoy the bounty of fresh new growth the following year. In this way, cilantro perpetuates itself and can provide multiple harvests for seasons to come. 

QUICK FACTS

- About five to ten percent of the population strongly dislike cilantro and coriander as it tastes like soap to them. This is said to be a genetic trait that is more prevalent in certain segments of the population.

- Cilantro was introduced to the Americas during the 1600s, where it quickly gained popularity, especially in Mexico.

- Cilantro seeds will remain viable for 5 years if stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 4 and 10⁰C. After that, the germination rate may start to go down.

OUR SEED GUARANTEE

You know that a lush, fruitful garden needs good soil, frequent watering, and sunlight to grow, but it’s the seeds that really make the harvest.

Picked and bagged for 2022, the vast majority of our seeds have germination rates of over 85%. The seeds are all-natural, non-GMO, non-hybrid, untreated, and open-pollinated for seed saving.

We have put a lot of thoughts into the design and packaging of our seed packets. Our seeds are all carefully packed in food grade kraft paper/aluminium zipper lock bags, and then are shipped in eco-friendly padded mailers.

We heat-seal each of our seed packet for even more protection from moisture, odour and light, allowing you to store your seeds for up to 3x longer than paper or plastic. Plant them all, germinate some indoors, save some for next season - it’s up to you!

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11/05/2022
Greg

Germinated within a couple days, super eas...

Germinated within a couple days, super easy and reliable.

NL
07/02/2022
Nadia L.

nice packaging and fast processing times

nice packaging and fast processing times

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30/12/2021
Micheline

Excellent service but did not grow yet, it...

Excellent service but did not grow yet, it is for next year garden.

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30/12/2021
Micheline

Excellent service but did not grow yet, it...

Excellent service but did not grow yet, it is for next year garden.

J
24/11/2021
Jur

Arrived very quickly. Great packaging - ve...

Arrived very quickly. Great packaging - very practical when you do not use all seeds at once. Got extra seeds as present, which was, sunflower. Ironically my least favorite plant, but hey I know who loves them so great gift to somebody! So cilantro seeds sprouted now need keep waiting till I can use them in my kitchen.