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Leisure Cilantro

Botanical Name: Nature & Nurture Seeds

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# of seeds per packet: 160 seeds / Certified Organic

Description

55 days. Our 2021 substitute for Pokey Joe Cilantro, Leisure is a standard, dependable cilantro. Leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds are edible. This variety was bred to resist flowering (aka "bolting") in hot weather, so it's less likely to become bitter as some varieties do. If left to bolt, the umbel flowers will attract hoards of beneficial insects and then the magic of edible (coriander) seeds will develop. A good variety for repeated harvests, especially when grown in spring and fall. Versatile herb and spice used in culinarily traditions worldwide. HM

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Cilantro is an annual plant that produces tasty leaves and then will bolt to produce flowers and coriander seed. Cilantro can be transplanted but is best direct sown into garden soil when soil is >55° around 5/8. Days to germination: 5-10. For a constant supply of cilantro, sow new seeds every 2 weeks. Sow as late as 8/31 for fall harvests. Handles light frost.

 Harvest:

Harvest individual leaves or cut entire plant with scissors 1-2" above soil level so you don’t damage the growing crown. Plants will re-grow.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Cilantro is an easy seed saving crop. It is insect pollinated and cross-pollinated but will only cross with other cilantros. Remove early bolting plants. Let the rest of the plants flower and collect the mature seeds.

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Description

55 days. Our 2021 substitute for Pokey Joe Cilantro, Leisure is a standard, dependable cilantro. Leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds are edible. This variety was bred to resist flowering (aka "bolting") in hot weather, so it's less likely to become bitter as some varieties do. If left to bolt, the umbel flowers will attract hoards of beneficial insects and then the magic of edible (coriander) seeds will develop. A good variety for repeated harvests, especially when grown in spring and fall. Versatile herb and spice used in culinarily traditions worldwide. HM

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Cilantro is an annual plant that produces tasty leaves and then will bolt to produce flowers and coriander seed. Cilantro can be transplanted but is best direct sown into garden soil when soil is >55° around 5/8. Days to germination: 5-10. For a constant supply of cilantro, sow new seeds every 2 weeks. Sow as late as 8/31 for fall harvests. Handles light frost.

 Harvest:

Harvest individual leaves or cut entire plant with scissors 1-2" above soil level so you don’t damage the growing crown. Plants will re-grow.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Cilantro is an easy seed saving crop. It is insect pollinated and cross-pollinated but will only cross with other cilantros. Remove early bolting plants. Let the rest of the plants flower and collect the mature seeds.

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