Culantro, Eryngium foetidum, 4in Potted Plant, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free

4in Potted Plant

Name: Culantro
Scientific Name: Eryngium foetidum
Family: Apiaceae

Culantro is an herb native to Mexico, Central, and South America. It’s very strong flavor is used as a seasoning in a wide range of foods, including meats, vegetables, and chutneys. Usually used in small amounts, or used during the cooking process to break-down the strong flavor more, culantro is very similar in taste as cilantro – and because of the similar names is often confused for it. Culantro however has long narrow leaves, which are serrated and will produce an aroma when brushed against.

Origination: Mexico
Recommended Uses: Culinary, herbal
Height:1 ft (30 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 10-11, Annual elsewhere
Flower Color: Green
Maturity: 10 Weeks
Other Names: recao, shadow beni, Mexican coriander, bhandhania, long coriander, sawtooth coriander, ngò gai

Growing Instructions:
Part shade, Moderate water.
Culantro grows naturally in shaded light, and damp soils, so mimicking these conditions yields the best results. You can start culantro seeds indoors using seed trays or small posts several weeks before the last expected frost date. When starting with seed keep the seeds damp until germination occurs. Once established and soil temperatures outdoors have warmed transplant culantro in a part shaded spot and keep it fairly moist. When growing in larger pots, the pots should still have proper drainage even though culantro prefers it in the damper side. Similar to lettuce its prone to bolt with excess heat and light


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