This coriander variety produces abundant foliage as early as 35 days after sowing. It can be sown in the open field or under cover. Coriander belongs to the Apiaceae family. Its name is of Greek origin "koriandron" - "koris" which means "insect" because of its fragrance. It is also called “Chinese parsley” or “Arabic parsley”. It has been cultivated and consumed for millennia in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia. The leaves, like the seeds, are eaten fresh or dried.
Scientific Name: Coriandrum sativum
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 20C
Germination time in days: 15-30 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 35-60 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Light and well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow at from February under shelter. From April in the open field at 1.5 cm deep.