TROPICA® - Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) - 250 Seeds
Worth knowing: This robust and productive, annual herb is a well-known culinary herb from the Asian, Mediterranean and South American cuisine. The flavour is intense, however, of mild-spicy taste. You either love it or you don't. Coriander translated means “fragrant herb“. The plant can be grown annually and produces somewhat round serrated leaves on the stems. Flowers appear already after 4-6 weeks in the white or pink-coloured umbels. As soon as the plant is producing its globular seed clusters they have to be supported so that they will not bend.
Origin: The coriander was indigenous to the Orient, Mediterranean regions. Today, it occurs almost worldwide.
Propagation: Cultivation is easy and given temperatures of 10°-20°C the seeds germinate within 2 weeks. Either indoors throughout the year or in an outdoor position from May until November. Put the seeds about 1 cm deep into herb soil or well-drained garden soil and keep evenly moist.
Place / Light: Fresh, young leaves are chopped up into small pieces and added to soups, rice dishes, meat stews or salads shortly before serving. In Southern Europe, the leaves are mixed with potatoes and vegetables as well. Ripe seeds can be ground and make an excellent spice for stewed fruit, apple pie or bread.
Care: Sunny locations and not too much water are ideal. The plant will not stand constant wetness. Coriander can be fertilized lightly with organic nutrients every 3 weeks. The plant will not grow further after flowering. Green seeds develop and once they have turned into a light-brown colour, they can be harvested, dried and ground afterwards.
Winter period: Being an annual plant, it is advisable to sow new seeds.
Bonsai Suitability: No