Cilantro, Standby (Organic)
A must-have in the herb garden! Standby cilantro’s bright flavor freshens up any meal and is essential in so many cuisines worldwide – especially Latin American, Middle Eastern, Southeast and South Asian. Very hardy and slow bolting, it is excellent sown year-round, and especially in the late fall for winter harvest or an early yield of seeds the following year. Seeds have a delicious strong, lime-like flavor. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research, in Riddle, Oregon.
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.