Culantro seeds, recao, long coriander,Thai Parsley, ngo gai ...5000 seeds (5g)

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Culantro seeds, recao, long coriander, mexican coriander, Thai Parsley, ngo gai.

YOU "LL RECEIVE :( 5000-5300 seeds =5g)

(5000+ seeds=5g).

HEIRLOOM NON GMO

Germination: 70% (tested)

Purity: 95%

Plant Type:

Tender Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map):


11-13 Needs Heat. Good pot plant.
Germination: Medium. Do not over-water the young seedlings for they will dampen off easily.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 5000+ seeds=5g
Uses: Culinary
Notes:

Culantro, also known as Thai Parsley, is the plant most similar to Cilantro in flavor and used by many South American countries as well as in Asia and the Caribbean even more frequently than Cilantro. Culantro (Eryngium Foetidum) is known as Recao in Puerto Rico, Long Coriander in Asia and Culantro in Mexico is known as Mexican Coriander. Great in soups, beans, salsas and stews. Leaves can also be clipped and used fresh or frozen to keep their fresh flavor. Cilantro is rich in iron, carotene, riboflavin and calcium with a strong, pungent flavor.



Tips on growing Culant



First bear in mind that Culantro likes the shade and will not survive Full Sun. Also it loves moisture NOT wetness!



Be patient. Some seeds take longer to germinate than others. The average germination time for culantro is anywhere from 25 to 40 days, although I have see someone seedlings germinate in as little as 14 days by maintaining the substrate temperature between 75-80°F (24-27°F) with the use of a heating mat, a 3.5" tall humidity dome, and a thermostat (too much heat is no good for culantro's germination, though)



The plants should be set out after the danger of frost has passed. Transplants should be spaced 4 - 6 inches within the row and no closer than 6 inches apart between the rows. It is recommended to use the same fertility you would use for leafy greens.



When culantro begins to produce flowers, the leaves become tough and less suitable for eating. The harvest is achieved by cutting the entire rosette at soil level. The flower stalks must be pruned regularly in order to maintain vegetative growth and maximize yields.







Dealing with Slugs and Snails........



If anyone has slug or snail problems they need to put out slug & snail bait around the planted area. The slugs and snails love these plants and they also love to eat Cilantro especially when they are just sprouts. They will eat the leaves of the mature plants leaving holes in them. I've raised culantro since 1984 and have them where they catch the morning sun and is very moist. These are the areas that the slugs and snails thrive in so you need to be aware of this. My plants were getting very thin and the new plants didn't seem to be growing and then I remembered about the slugs in this place and when I had put the bait out I was very surprised on how many slugs that were in my herbs. Now my new plants are growing again and I should have a nice area again. The slug bait I used is Bug Geta or I bought the slug bait from Wal Mart it either comes in pellets or powder. I like the pellets better s ince it lasts a lot longer.





The germination and growing of seed depends upon many factors of which your skills as a grower in the following areas with respect to germination are critical.{Seed storage,preparation,planting time,temperature,light,depth and compost moisture}. Once seed is germinated other factors continue to be essential to grow a healthy plant including, "Type of" and disease free soil,watering,correct fertilizer,fungicide & insecticide usage and above all "Fair Weather Conditions". No responsibility is taken by us as to your local conditions being suitable for the varieties ultimate performance.With the above factors in mind which are by no means exhaustive, the seed germination and growing of, is completely & totally out of our control and as such we accept no responsibility on these counts.It,s over to you the customer..Our seed comes to you of Thee highest quality & purity possible.



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The seedlings started sprouting on day four of being planted in my greenhouse!! I am amazed - thanks very much!
Apr 12, 2017 by M QT
I never received my seeds I ordered 2 weeks ago I'm still waiting
May 28, 2016 by Maria M Mallon
Apr 28, 2016 by Maciana Peña
Apr 19, 2016 by Maria Isabel Salomon
Thank you, I am hoping to grow this to use in my sofrito
Apr 8, 2015 by mmelt76

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