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Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Common Name(s): Coriander
An annual herb with dark green, parsley-like leaves and small white or purplish-tinged flowers. The leaves, which have a distinctive taste, are known by various culinary terms, including coriander, dhania, cilantro and Chinese parsley
Botanical Pronunciation: kore-ee-AN-drum suh-TYE-vum
The plant produces small white or purplish-tinged flowers.
An annual herb with dark green, parsley-like leaves
When grown in summer, the plants go to seed within four months. In winter, coriander is usually grown for its leaves which have a distinctive taste.
Seeds germinate quickly; keep seedlings moist.
Sow in a sunny spot. Seed formation in coriander is hindered by proximity to fennel, so donâ€™t grow these plants near each other.
Seed formation in coriander is hindered by proximity to fennel, so donâ€™t grow these plants near each other.
The leaves are used in Indian, Thai, Mediterranean and contemporary cooking. The mature seeds, always called coriander, are ground or crushed and used for flavouring Indian dishes, breads and cakes, and as a component of pickling spice.
When to Sow
Sow seed during spring or autumn.