Organic Coriander (Cilantro) Seeds


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Grow some Coriander a add the pungent green leaves to summer salads and your favourite Mexican recipes!  Bees love Coriander, but aphids particularly dislike it, so this is a good plant to grow near aphid-prone Roses and Hibiscus. 

Our organic Coriander seed packets contain approximately 85 seeds.  This is a good amount for three successive plantings in your small garden. 

About Coriander (Cilantro)

Coriander (sometimes called Cilantro) is a fresh and fragrant herb that is native to the Middle East.  You either love this herb, or you hate it. But chances are if you enjoy Mexican, middle eastern or Thai food, you will enjoy this herb.

This annual herb is perfect for an apartment setting, or a pot - growing to about 40cm high and 50cm wide..  Try it in a tropical, Mediterranean or cottage garden too. For a family or Asian cuisine lovers, we recommend that you think big - aim to plant about three plants so you have enough to see you through the season.

Culinary Uses for Coriander

We love to use the leaves, seeds and even the roots in Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes.  Toast the seeds and crush them into your favourite curry paste, or use them to flavour pickles. Chop the leaves and mix them into Tabbouleh or Couscous The leaves also make a great garnish on risottos or in wraps.

Growing Conditions - Coriander (Cilantro) 

Coriander likes free-draining soil and cool weather, so it is best planted in early spring or autumn unless you have a cool spot for it. It can bolt (go to seed) quite quickly in hot, dry conditions, in which case we suggest that you collect the seeds and use them in cooking!  Chervil, Spinach, Beans, Brassicas, Carrots, Dill and Peas make great companion plants.  Avoid planting near Fennel.

Plant Coriander out of the wind, and where it is partly shaded.   While Coriander will adapt to most soil types, it prefers a mildly acidic and well draining soil. (Keep the soil moist but don’t overwater).  Unfortunately Coriander doesn't like the frost, too much heat, or drought, so it needs a little pampering.   

Coriander has long tap roots, so if you are growing it in a pot, ensure that the pot is at least 25cm deep.

Growing Instructions

  • Soak seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing.
  • Plant 3-4 seeds per hole, or 5 seeds for a 25cm wide pot
  • Direct sow: Early spring or early autumn 
  • Spacing: Scatter thickly 
  • Sowing depth: 5mm
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy
  • Thin when the seedlings are 5 cm tall
  • Harvest: 65 days (cut leaves as needed)
  • Protect seed from the birds!

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.