The Main Plant entry for Cilantros (Coriandrum sativum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2016-10-07
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 7th june 2011
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-04-13The beneficial Potter Wasp visits Cilantro #Pollination
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-02-16
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-06-06
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-01-26
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2013-06-16
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2014-01-08Cilantro blooms
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: April 5, 2011
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-06-06Cilantro has become coriander!
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Location: Potohar, Punjab.Date: 2012-10-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-20
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Location: Chippewa, PADate: 2014-11-22container growing, year round
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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 16, 2013 8:52 PM

This herb has its best flavor fresh, but it has a tendency to bolt (set seed) quickly .
You can tell when it is going to bolt. The new leaves are very fine.

Cut the plant and refrigerate, putting the stems in water and loosely covering the top (greens) with a plastic bag.
I have been able to keep it fresh about 4 weeks this way.

It can also be cleaned and frozen whole. Chop before thawing and add to your recipe.

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Posted by bitbit (Baltimore County, MD - Zone 7a) on Sep 21, 2011 7:03 PM

The leaves of this plant are the herb cilantro, popular in Mexican cuisine, and the seeds are the spice coriander, used to spice curries and many other dishes.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 24, 2013 6:41 PM

Cilantro is an herb commonly used in Mexican cooking. I usually grow Cilantro in a pot and start from seed myself. I like to add Cilantro to salsa, especially salsa verde.

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lovesblooms On February 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
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