Our Cilantro / Coriander Seed is specially adapted to growing in warm conditions in the Southeast growing region in zone 7 and in an aeroponic, hydroponic, or aquaponic growing system like the Tower Garden or Farm Stand. Harvest from outer leaves and leave remaining center stems for continuous growth through the growing season.
High in vitamin K and a source of Vitamin A, C, E, Potassium and Folate. 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.
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" in the product description mean? [Answer]
• Heirloom Cilantro / Coriander Seed
• Hydroponic-Adapted Seed:
Recommended for 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
• 60-75 Days to Maturation
• Approximately 25 seeds p/packet
Grow your health gardening and spice up your Mexican dishes and salsas with the fantastic flavor from this plant!
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CILANTRO AND CORIANDER
"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.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPLIT AND NON-SPLIT VARIETIES
The 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 quicker (saving up to a week germination time) and with more ease.