Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Native: Mediterranean region
Plant Dimensions: 12″–24″ tall, 6″–12″ wide
Variety Information: ‘Long Standing’ has excellent flavor, improved leafiness and when hot weather arrives, is slower to bolt (prematurely go to seed) than other varieties.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Good for Containers, Attracts Beneficial Insects
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 55°–68°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In mid climates, best sown in fall for winter harvest.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; transplant stress may cause bolting (premature flowering).
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: ½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″
Row Spacing: 8″
Thinning: Not required
Harvesting: Foliage flavor is best before the leaves turn feathery and plants begin to flower. Seeds should be harvested after they begin to turn brown and when the outer coat cracks, but before they drop off the plant and scatter. Cut stem and place in a brown paper sack to collect the seeds. Rubbing the seeds will cause the outer shell to drop off.