Cilantro Seeds - Leisure Splits
- Seed Count: 100 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Herb, annual
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Best Feature: Slow to bolt
- Sun Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil
- Ideal for: Culinary use, fresh or dried
History Leisure Splits Cilantro, an annual herb, is a cultivar of Coriandrum sativum, prized for its resilience and slow-bolting nature. Cilantro, also known as coriander, has a rich history, with its use dating back to ancient civilizations. It's believed to have originated in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions and has been a staple in various cuisines around the world for centuries. This particular variety has been selectively bred to delay bolting, making it a favorite among gardeners and chefs.
Uses Leisure Splits Cilantro is celebrated for its fresh, tangy flavor with a hint of citrus, making it a staple in culinary dishes worldwide. It's widely used in Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines. The leaves are often used fresh in salsas, salads, and as a garnish, while the seeds, known as coriander, are dried and used as a spice. Cilantro is also known for its health benefits, including digestive and anti-inflammatory properties.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions Leisure Splits Cilantro prefers a sunny to partially shaded location and thrives in well-drained, fertile soil. Sow the seeds directly into the garden or containers, about 1/4 inch deep, spacing them 2-3 inches apart. This herb does well with regular watering, especially in dry conditions, but be cautious of overwatering. Harvest the leaves when they are lush and green, typically 60-70 days after planting. The slow-bolting nature of this variety ensures a longer harvesting window before the plant goes to seed.