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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Coriandrum sativum
Plant type: annual
Height and width: 12-36 inches high; 6-8 inches wide
Location and soil: sun or partial shade; tolerates poor soil
Uses: seeds in curries, poultry stuffing, soups, stews, and sauces, desserts, baking, candy
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10 days
Germination temp.: 60 degrees F.
Days to maturity: 90 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 7-10 inches
Spacing between rows: 24 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick young fresh leaves at any time; for drying, place leaves on a wire rack in a warm, airy place, then store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: herb is known as cilantro if grown for its leaves

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