What are the pros? Excellent flavor
What are the cons? None
It's really slower to bolt. To further this great quality during July and August, we plant densely in a semi-shaded area of the garden and cut often to keep under 12 cm (5'') height. This regular "hair-cut" prevents it from flowering. If we don't need what we cut, we just pack it really well at the bottom of snack-size zip bags and roll the bag to form a cilantro "dowel''. In the dead of winter, we just slice whatever thickness needed from a frozen "dowel" of cilantro to add to our cooking. Since it is a cool season herb, it pays to successive-sow, starting at the end of August, in a full-sun bed and cover it (low tunnel) before hard freezes. This allows us to further enjoy it fresh and raw in salads well into December. In fall and winter no need to give it a cut, it won't flower. We're a mixed-nationality family (Canadian and Moroccan). We cook lots of Moroccan food and we couldn't spend even 48 hours without cilantro in the fridge. Slo bolt is the only one we grow and use.
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