Coriander, also commonly called cilantro, is an annual herb of the family Apiaceae. Native to Asia and Africa, it is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50 cm tall. The fresh leaves and crushed seeds are an essential ingredient in many South Asian foods and Mexican salsas and guacamole. Chopped coriander leaves are also used as a garnish on cooked dishes such as curries. Choose from our wide range of herb and vegetable seed varieties, we have rare and traditional stock to grow a beautiful kitchen garden. Sow the coriander seeds from April to July, thinly, 1-1.5 cm deep in rows about 20cm apart in light, well-drained, fertile soil, which has been finely raked. Can be sown and grown inside all year around in small pots. Can be treated as a 'cut and come again' crop. Thin out the seedlings when large enough to handle, leave a few centimetres between plants. Sunny position recommended. Remove flowering stems as they occur, to encourage quality leaf growth. Can also be sown late summer for winter, but will need some protection.