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Calypso Cilantro

Calypso Cilantro

Calypso Cilantro

Calypso Cilantro

Calypso Cilantro

Calypso cilantro is billed as the slowest bolting cilantro available, but it’s so much more. Fragrant and citrusy, Calypso cilantro is a prolific leaf producer and yields a hearty number of seeds as well. This bushy variety will keep you in cilantro most of the summer. You’ll enjoy it with Mexican, Asian, and Caribbean foods equally.

Sun exposure:

  • Full sun

Soil pH:

  • 6.2 to 6.8

Hardiness Zones:

  • 2 to 11


  • Thin to 6 inches apart
  • Space rows 12 inches apart


  • 1 inch per week depending on rainfall


  • Slowest to bolt
  • Grows 12 to 18 inches tall
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Matures in 50 days
  • Prolific leaf and seed production

Have you ever tried growing Calypso cilantro? Are there any challenges you face growing it? Please tell us your best tips for growing Calypso cilantro.


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