- Seed Storage Tips:
Our Slow Bolt Cilantro / Coriander Heirloom Herb Seed is specially adapted to growing in warm conditions in the Southeast growing region in Zone 7b and in an aeroponic, hydroponic, or aquaponic growing system like the Tower Garden or Farm Stand. Our seed has been grown using organic methods and has received the perfect pH and nutrients.
"Cilantro" is just the Spanish word for "Coriander". However, with that in mind, typically, "Cilantro" is used to refer to the greenery of the herb, the stem, leaves, and flowers whereas, "Coriander" is used to refer to the seeds as a seasoning themselves. You will see this distinction particularly in cooking references.
Harvest leaves from outer leaves and leave remaining center stems for continuous growth through the growing season.The cilantro / coriander seed has a papery globular husk surrounding it with the true seed being at the center. (This is how cilantro seed protects itself in nature.) If you want to speed up the germination time, split the cilantro seed removing it from the papery globular husk before planting, the seedling will emerge much faster (saving up to a week germination time) and with more ease.
The flavor of this herb is fantastic whether fresh or dried. Fresh cilantro, for example, can be added to soups, salsas, sauces and chutneys. Coriander powder has a richer, nuttier taste that adds depth to meat rubs, curries, and stews. While coriander can be used at any time during cooking, cilantro should be added to dishes at the very end, which helps preserve its flavor profile and nutrient content as the beneficial compounds are heat sensitive. Dehydrated cilantro leaves can be used in place of fresh in a recipe. And our backyard chickens LOVE this — it's a special treat that we grow extra just to give our girls!
• Coriandrum sativum | Cilantro (Coriander) Slow Bolt Herb Heirloom Seed
• Hydroponic-Adapted Seed: Will grow just fine in soil, but especially suited to Hydroponic | Aeroponic | Aquaponic growing conditions
• Grown using organic growing practices on our farm
• Hydroponic Growers: Plant 2 seeds p/ 1.5” rock wool cube
• Grow outside, full sun, during the cool season (nightly temps above 50ºF)
May begin to bolt (go to seed) when temps go above 85ºF
• Can be grown inside under grow lights (with temps above 50ºF)
• Seed has been tested for ideal germination
• Open Field and Hand Pollinated
• 45-60 Days to Maturation
• Approximately 100 seeds p/packet
Grow your health gardening and spice up your Mexican dishes and salsas with the fantastic flavor from this plant!
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" or "Hydroponically Adapted" in the product description mean?
very seed has a lifespan and will vary by cultivar, but with some basic good practices you can significanly prolong the life of your seed and protect your investment with a few best practices:
The goal of whatever "container" you choose is to idealy limit moisture and UV light exposure which can reduce germination rates over time. Use a clean and dry glass jar (we like to use an amber colored wide-mouth Mason Jar) with a lid that closes tightly that is large enough to hold several seed packets. Using a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol, wipe down inside of glass jar and allow to completey dry. This step will help to kill any bacteria or fungi residue that could be present on the surface of your jar (especially if your jar has been sitting in storage for awhile).
If you have a food preservation system like a vacuum sealer system or a canister that can seal with a vacuum like this, these work well also — just keep in mind that if you have to access your seed supply, you will have to cut the package open and reseal to put back into storage.