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cilantro growing



General information

  • Coriandrum sativum, Cilantro
  • Apiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full to part sun.
  • Soil conditions: loamy, well-drained soil.
  • Cilantro (leaves) Coriander (seeds)
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Annual
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Successful cultivars

  • Common (50-55 days) Earthy, bright flavor. (Pitured here)
  • Calypso (50-55 days) Full, bulky plants, slow to bolt.
  • Cruiser (50-55 days) Tidy, upright habit, slow to bolt.


Common pests and disease

  • Powdery Mildew
  • Bacterial Leaf Spot
  • Aphids (pictured here)
  • Cut Worm
  • Army Worm

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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