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This is the leaf form of coriander which is slower to bolt than all other forms. You can cook few Oriental meals without it and we eat the flowers and green seeds in salads.
Sow little and often in the early spring and autumn, not in the hot, dry months of summer. We picked this right through the winter too last year, come frost, rain or even snow, it kept going. Highly recommended for cold weather sowing.
Try Sarah's delicious warm Halloumi, Mint and Coriander Pittas for a delicious lunch with friends.
|Variety:||Coriander Leaf Form 'Leisure' (Coriandrum sativum, cilantro)|
|Type:||Hardy Annual||Site:||Well-drained and sunny position.||Sowing:||Sow little and often February-March and August-September||Height:||60cm (24in)||Spacing:||20-25cm||Care tips:||Pick regularly as this bolts quickly. Do not plant near fennel as it will affect it's flavour. This produces very delicate white flowers.||Harvest:||4 weeks from sowing.||Leaf production:||4-6 weeks. March-May and September-April.||Cooking Notes:||To harvest the seeds, pick the seed pod and hang upside down in a paper bag - as the seeds dry they will fall into the bag.|