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Welcome to the citrusy and slightly spicy world of cilantro! Cilantro is both an herb, in its leaf form, and a spice—known as coriander—in seed form. In fact, cilantro is the Spanish word for coriander and outside of the United States the…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Oh, the joys of cilantro! With notes of lemon-lime, a grassy parsley-like flavor, and just a hint of spice, cilantro has an unmistakable taste. Unless you’re among the small, but significant, part of the population that can’t abide cilantro (likely due to a genetic difference that perceives the herb…  READ MORE right arrow
Cilantro Plant

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Cilantro plant growing in garden
Growers break cilantro into four categories: leaf, seed (called coriander), Vietnamese, and culantro—which is not actually the same plant. All cilantro plants have both leaves and seeds, but some varieties are better for producing one or the other.  READ MORE right arrow
Gardener planting cilantro seeds in soil
You can easily grow cilantro from seeds, seedlings, or cuttings, indoors or out. Cilantro has a relatively brief lifecycle. It sprouts quickly in the cooler months, is ready to harvest in as little as 30 days, then bolts and flowers under the hot summer sun.  READ MORE right arrow
Cilantro growing in open ground
Cilantro loves sunshine and loamy, well-draining soil, but cilantro is delicate and also needs part shade, especially in the afternoon sun. Cilantro does best in soil that has a pH between 6.2 and 6.8. As long as the soil drains well, cilantro plants seem to be fairly adaptable.  READ MORE right arrow

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