«Pretty» - Organic Coriander Seeds
Spicy, essential oil plant, belonging to the type of vegetable coriander. It is recommended for growing in an open and protected ground. The variety is late-ripening, from full sprouts to harvesting 30-50 days. The height of the rosette is 15-18 cm.
Organic Coriander «Pretty»Spicy, essential oil plant, belonging to the type of vegetable coriander. It is recommended for growing in an open and protected ground. The variety is late-ripening, from full sprouts to harvesting 30-50 days.
The height of the rosette is 15-18 cm, the mid-sized leaf is green, medium-baked. The yield of greenery is 1.6 kg/m². The culture is rich in essential oils, giving a pleasant strong aroma to leaves and seeds. Leaves and seeds are distinguished by a high content of essential oil, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, carotene.
Fresh leaves and young stems are used as salad greens, as a condiment to the first and second dishes, and dried leaves and mature seeds in the form of spices when preparing marinades, confectionery and flour products, making sausages. Excellent honey plant. Coriander is also useful for colds and stomach diseases, it is recommended for people with poor eyesight.
How to GrowSeeds can be started in well-prepared soil outdoors or sown in pots filled with multi-purpose compost in early summer. Sow seeds thinly and cover lightly. Germination will usually take between 7-20 days. Sow every three or four weeks for a contant supply of leaves.
If growing for seed production, thin out to leave a 10cm (4in) gap among plants and make sure they are given a sunny site. Leaves for early winter use can be obtained by sowing seeds in the autumn, then protecting seedlings with cloches or low polythene tunnels.
Keep soil and compost damp, but avoid overwatering. Dry soil or compost can cause plants to bolt or flower prematurely. Plants do not normally need feeding, but the occasional liquid feed of a balanced fertiliser can be used as a pick-me-up. Weed regularly around plants grown for seed production and to prevent a check to growth.
HarvestingPick leaves when young and use either fresh or frozen. Plants grown for seeds should be allowed to send up long stalks carrying airy sprays of dainty white blooms, followed by peppercorn-size seeds.
Pick when ripe, just before they start to fall to the ground. Cut entire stems and allow to dry on paper. When fully dry, store in airtight containers. Seeds can be used whole or ground to a coarse powder with a pestle and mortar.