cilantro flowers in june - Knowledgebase Question

Carlsbad, Ca
Question by rbox24
June 3, 2010
I read a little in the QandA about cilantro but I still have a question. I just got my cilantro in May and I thought it was just growing tall and going to bloom into nice edible leaves, but today I saw that it is flowering. Since it is June should I cut it back or should I let it flower and the seeds fall? Thanks!

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2010


Since yours has bloomed, you can leave the flowers on until the plant dies and then harvest the seeds (the seeds are the spice called coriander!). Grind the seeds to use in the kitchen, or save some to plant in August for a fall crop of cilantro.

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