Cilantro, Rak Tamachat (Organic)
Named for the Rak Tamachat Permaculture and Natural Building Education Center in Thailand, where we saved the seeds for this variety out of their kitchen garden when we visited in March, 2014. Since all we saw were the plants that had already gone to seed, we were surprised and delighted by what we discovered when we planted it out back at home. Leaves are giant when compared to every other cilantro we have grown – they can be up to 2” across! Flavor is a little more mellow than other cilantro, so you can eat it by the handful without getting overwhelmed. It is almost cilantro as a vegetable. We instantly fell in love with this variety, and hope you do too.
Sow in flats indoors or direct sow ¼“ deep spring through fall. Harvest leaves before flowering. Cilantro bolts easily; sow in succession for continuous harvest.
Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Cross-pollination may occur, isolate from other cilantro and corriander by ½ mile.