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Cilantro –


is an herbaceous plant. Its leaves are the herb called cilantro and the seed that it produces is the spice coriander.

The two main environmental factors that influence cilantro to bolt and produce seeds are its photoperiod and its sensitivity to ambient temperature.

The photoperiod of regular cilantro is 12 hours of daylight. This factor, when combined with high temperatures of about 75°F, will induce regular cilantro to flower and produce seeds.

Planting cilantro in pots and controlling its exposure to sunlight will help to lengthen its viability.

‘Slow bolt’ cilantro is less sensitive to these factors and more suitable for growing in the summer. However, it will bolt and successive plantings are recommended.