Herbs forum: Cilantro Rak Tamachat

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Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Jan 10, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Hi all! This is my first post here.
I want to alert you to a cilantro new to me. It is naive to Thailand. I heard about it from Adaptive Seeds.com

The leaves get 2" across. It has a milder taste almost like a vegetable so you can eat it by the handful. I will report again after I taste it. I will grow some inside this winter.

I will also grow the standard kind.
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Jan 10, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Reid are you one who like ciltrano?

I'm in the it tastes soapy group so if the new variety is less soapy tasting I'd be interested in it.
Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Jan 10, 2016 9:16 PM CST
I love cilantro! I thought this would be a good option for those who are in the "tastes soapy" group.
Name: Karen
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Jan 18, 2016 10:10 PM CST
Do let us know how it grows and how you like it. I love cilantro!
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Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Jan 19, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Ok. Will do.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 26, 2016 7:27 PM CST
I wonder if it is similar to the asian Culantro?

I love cilantro, and fortunately so does my husband. We use tons of it.
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Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Jan 26, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Good question.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 23, 2017 2:34 PM CST
So were you able to compare the two ?
Curious minds want to know !

This coming season I am going to grow Culantro, and NOT Cilantro which tends to bolt so quickly.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Dec 23, 2017 7:54 PM CST
I'm in the non-soapy group, but do fight with early bolting even in my temperate region. So, curious as well about culantro as an alternative.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 24, 2017 8:35 AM CST
We shall see-I have ordered seeds.
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tx_flower_child
Dec 24, 2017 2:20 PM CST
Did someone mention cilantro? New to this hangout but snapped to when I saw 'cilantro'. I'm one of the lovers of cilantro but have trouble growing it. Probably planting at the wrong time because it bolts fairly quickly.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Dec 24, 2017 5:17 PM CST
Cilantro does not do well in the heat---it will bolt quickly. Does best in cooler weather, and sometimes a little afternoon shade helps.
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tx_flower_child
Dec 25, 2017 1:39 AM CST
Yes, I've learned that lesson about cilantro and heat. For some reason, I often seem to forget it.
Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Dec 26, 2017 2:07 PM CST
I could not tell too much of a difference.

The best way to do cilantro is to plant it thickly from seeds every three weeks. Like a whole packet in a two inch by twelve inch spread.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Jan 3, 2018 3:08 PM CST
Re: culantro seeds. About 15 years i planted culantro seeds. If i recall they take along time to germinate. A very fine seed. But it has a wonderful taste. Caroline Scott could you please advise where you were able to find the seeds. Highly recommended oh it is so delicious. Thank you
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 3, 2018 8:29 PM CST
I have not received the seeds yet, but they are on back order at West Coast Seeds near Vancouver, B.C.
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tx_flower_child
Jan 10, 2018 6:17 PM CST
Just refreshing my memory.
Whatever happened to Reid's test of cilantro vs. Thai cilantro? And was Thai cilantro the same as Asian cilantro?
Also, Caroline, did you get the culantro or is it still on back order?

Hmm. Wonder if Victory Seeds sells culantro or Thai cilantro? I'm fixing to cash in on my remaining gift certificates from the NARRs and order more seeds.

I'm also fixing to mail seeds to the 2 people that I promised to mail seeds to. Honest.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 11, 2018 8:03 AM CST
No seeds yet.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jan 14, 2018 2:51 PM CST
I could not tell much difference in the taste. Maybe a bit weaker flavor than regular cilantro. I got the seeds from Adaptive Seeds, in Oregon.
Name: James
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Txtea
Jan 15, 2018 9:18 AM CST
For those of you looking for true Culantro what is shown on Adaptive seeds is not true Culantro. The leaves on Culantro are about 3 to 5 inches long. The time I got seeds they were from a source in Miami, the one Ms. Scott, brought to our attention is true Culantro.

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