Coriander – Leisure
Coriander is becoming a very popular herb. This variety ‘Leisure’ is specially selected for leaf production. If you buy plain coriander seeds they are likely to bolt much quicker as the plants are meant for producing coriander seeds.
Sow small amounts every 3 weeks from late March until August. It can be sown directly into the ground or into modular trays (5 seeds per cell)
Between rows: 20cm
Between plants in the row: 20cm (5 seedlings per station)
Approx. seed count: 100
Further information about coriander:
As a spice, the lemony and floral flavor of coriander finds its way into the many Asian, Latin, and Indian dishes. It also is used widely in European cuisine. The leaves of the coriander plant are a herb. The round seeds are used to make coriander spice. This spice is also found in the Indian spice mixture garam masala, which is used in many savory dishes.
Coriander is a spice produced from the round, tan-colored seeds of the coriander plant. It is a member of the parsley family. The word coriander can be used to describe the entire plant: leaves, stems, seeds, and all. But when speaking of coriander, most people are referring to the spice produced from the seeds of the plant.
Furthermore, the leaves of the plant are commonly called cilantro. This comes from the Spanish word for coriander, or Chinese parsley. Coriander roots also appear in culinary use as a pungent addition to Thai curries. Also coriander grows as a native plant around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and in the Americas.