This herb with flat, parsley like leaves has an unmistakable strong, sharp scent and taste and it has become a staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes. Cilantro Santo grows slow and steady, allowing you to keep harvesting leaves when others have already bolted to seed. Because Santo flowers late harvests are bigger. After the 2-4 inch pale cream flower heads have formed, allow them to go to seed. Cut and dry the heads, harvesting the seeds and using them as the spice coriander. Coriander can be used whole or ground in curries, Oriental dishes, and savory baked goods.
Height to 24"
Plant 8-12" apart