A Mexican herb that taste like coriander
Pipicha is an unusual herb originating from Mexico, that tastes like coriander. Pipicha leaves are very aromatic, and have a mild coriander flavour with hints of parsley and arugula. Pipicha plants are upright plants that grow up to 48 inches tall. They are also great as ornementals as they produce charming blue flowers with a unusual look. The taste is not very easy to describe so it would be worth trying and see what you think. This plant visually resembles tarragon, but it doesn't taste like tarragon. The Pipicha fresh leaves are used as a table condiment, in meat dishes. It is a staple of Mexican cuisine.
Scientific Name: Porophyllum tagetoides
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-20 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Surface sow seeds on the compost and slightly cover with soil. Keep the soil moist by watering regularly and keep in door in a sunny location. For colder regions, however, you will have to take extra care. Don’t move the plant to the garden until the dangers of frost have passed away. For optimal success, it is better to keep the plant in the greenhouse.