Coriander CRUISER - organic seeds
Coriandrum sativumThis bred variety has rapidly become market leader due to its versatility and consistent quality. Plants are compact with large, shiny green leaves and good basal branching habit. Vigorous but slow bolting.
New British bred variety that is recommended to those of you who grow your herbs in pots and containers.
Cruiser has large shiny green leaves and a good basal branching habit. The plants are vigorous, but at the same time very slow to bolt, giving a long picking time.
Coriander has many uses in the kitchen as both the seeds and leaves can be used for flavouring. The seeds, which have a lemon flavour, are often ground and used as a spice. The leaves, which are also known as cilantro and have a slightly bitter taste, can be chopped and used to flavour dishes or used as a garnish.
How to Grow Coriander Seeds.
Coriander do not transplant well and will likely go to seed (bolt) very quickly if the roots are disturbed. For this reason it is always best to sow coriander seeds directly into pots or into the soil of their permanent growing positions during the spring and summer months. Seeds should be carefully sown in drills at around 5cm apart, if growing for leaves, and up to 20cm apart if growing for seed production.
Growing in pots
Seeds can be sown directly into pots or containers, which have a minimum depth of 15cm to accommodate the long tap root. Use quality compost to ensure healthy plants. Coriander are equally at home in sunny positions and partial shade but always ensure the plants are watered otherwise they will quickly go to seed. Apply a liquid feed every 2-3 weeks.
Growing in beds
Planting beds should be well prepared, incorporating plenty of organic matter and the soil should drain freely. A heavy clay type soil is not really suitable for coriander, and may encourage the plants to go to seed early. Water plants regularly and remove any weeds from the beds as soon as they appear. If the soil has been well prepared then applying a liquid feed will not really be necessary. Source: Simplyseed
Packet 100 seeds