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Pokey Joe Cilantro
Pokey Joe Cilantro
Sale price: $3.25


Coriandrum sativum. Annual, 2’.
Cilantro Pokey Joe is reputed to be the best tasting cilantro based upon several local taste tests. Very "pokey" to set seed and produces a nicely formed root. In Thai and Indian Cuisine both the leaves and the roots are used in cooking. Try them in your stir-fry dishes, the roots will add a complex slightly early flavor that will marry well with all the other flavors of Asian foods.  When growing for seed (coriander) give the plants a little extra spacing. Sow cilantro every three weeks for a steady supply, fresh picked has the liveliest flavor.

Planting DirectionsSow seed indoors 6-8 weeks prior to transplanting outdoors. Plant outdoors after last frost. Soil temperature between 55˚ and 65˚.  Sow seed ½” deep in well drained soil that has been amended with rich compost or a balanced garden fertilizer. Space plants 8 to 10 inches apart. Sow at 2 week intervals for a steady supply of fresh Cilantro. Direct sown Cilantro tends to bolt later than transplanted plants.  Water moderately on a regular schedule. Plant in full sun but can tolerate light shade especially in southern regions.