30 days for leaves; 45 days for seeds.
This annual herb has an unmistakable strong, sharp scent and taste that has become the staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes. A member of the carrot family, Cilantro is a very quick grower, but Longstanding is the slowest to bolt of all, giving you extra time to harvest those delectable leaves and seeds!
This variety sports tasty leaves, which you can begin picking just about a month after direct-sowing the seed into the warm spring soil. Pinch the young plants to encourage bushiness, and don’t let them set flower buds until you are ready to harvest the coriander seeds. When this happens, the plant will sport 2- to 4-inch pale cream flower heads, which eventually set seed.