Coriander 'Leisure'

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. More
100 seeds 100004 £1.95 Delivery mid March
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5 seedlings 510771-5 £5.25 Delivery mid April
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10 seedlings 510771-10 £9.95 Delivery mid April
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5 jumbo seedlings 510771-SP05 £7.50 Delivery mid May
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Or buy this as part of our Hardy Winter Herb Collection.

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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.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available mid March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Coriandrum
Group/Species sativum
Variety Leisure
Type Edible Crop
Common Name Coriander Leaf Form, Cilantro
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Coriander enjoys a sunny position but appreciates a little shade during the hottest part of the day. Plants will run to seed more quickly if stressed by hot weather so this is important for leaf varieties. Coriander plants have deep tap roots so if growing in containers the pots need to be at least 25cm deep. Sow direct little and often every 4-6 weeks from late March until early September, in blocks or lines. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside. 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.
Care Tips Pick regularly as this bolts quickly. 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. Do not plant near fennel as it will affect the flavour. If flowers develop remove them immediately – this ensures the plants focus their energy on growing new leaves. Plants grown for seeds should be allowed to send up long stalks carrying airy sprays of dainty white blooms, followed by peppercorn-size seeds.
Harvesting March-May and September-April. 4 weeks from sowing. The leaves will produce from 4-6 weeks.
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.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. 

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 working days for despatch.

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Coriander 'Leisure' reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Tricia

Efficient service. Everything arrives well packed and plants are heLthy.

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Reviewed 24th November 2019 by Christine

This is the very best I have grown and never want to be without. The flavour is fantastic and the plant never fails. I buy it every year. About 5 or 6 packs. Hope it will always be available Sarah please?

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Jenny

More often than not the plants are in good condition. The service is good, the packing is excellent, information valued, presentation in catalogues and emails is inspiring. My one star short of five is simply that I think for the price I have found some plants not viable in long run and for the price I feel they should be.

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Reviewed 9th August 2019 by Maggie

Seedlings arrived in the usual format. I have purchased many items from SR in this format.
I planted two in containers and 3 in my prepared herb bed.
They have been a total disappointment. With all plants lost.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Julie

The plants just bolted very quickly, had very little harvest from the plants at all.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

Went straight to seed. I think it was too hot for them.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

I struggle with coriander as it bolts so quickly, but grew well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jeannette

Lovely leaves to start but already seeding - will have to gather these and plant them up for next year (apart from the ones that end in curries!)

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Niall

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clair

They grew well, not much more to say

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bukky

My Coriander Is stalky and the leaves seem to have disappeared.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Lester