Cilantro, Santo (Coriandrum sativum) - 100 Seeds

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Santo Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) - 100 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly

Originally, the herb was grown in present day Greece and was utilized by ancient Egyptians and Romans, making cilantro one of the oldest known herbs in history. Cilantro is a fantastic herb that has a very distinctive flavor and aroma. The seeds of cilantro plants are called coriander and are used as a spice in many dishes. This quick growing plant sets seeds fast, so it is a good idea to continually cut back for best flavor. If used for coriander it is good to plant plants in succession. 'Santo' is a variety that is somewhat slower to bolt, or go to seed, than the classic variety.

Medicinal Uses:
Santo Cilantro can help cleanse the body of toxic metals, it's an incredible source of antioxidants, it's loaded with vitamins and minerals, and it has a long history of culinary and therapeutic use.

Growing Instructions:
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Direct seed spring through late summer. Sow 1-2 seeds per inch, 1/4- 1/2" deep in rows 12-18" apart. For leaf harvest, there is no need to thin, as cilantro continues to grow well even when sown thickly. For coriander seed production, thin to stand 2-4" apart. Successive sowings can be done every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest of leaves.

•DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C)
•LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. In most locations, bolting is likely in the heat of midsummer.
•PLANT HEIGHT: 12-18".
•HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested once the plants have become established and before flowering begins. Mature seeds are produced about 3 months after planting and are harvested when dry on the plant.
•SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Does best in rich, well-drained soil.
•SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coriandrum sativum

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