Growing and Saving the Seed Of Coriander

Latin name Coriandrum sativum is an annual member of the Apiaceae, or carrot, family. This quick-growing culinary herb is a staple in Indian cuisine. .



The exact native range of coriander is not known, but it is believed to have originated around the Mediterranean to northern Africa and western Asia.


  • Culinary herb




  • Seeds germinate in 7-14 days.
  • Plant 1/4-1/2 inch deep.
  • Direct sow from spring, after last frost, until fall.
  • Ideal germination temperature is 65-70 F.


  • Plants prefer full sun to part shade.
  • This cool weather-loving plant will bolt in the intense heat of summer.
  • Space plants 1-2 inches apart.
  • Keep plants consistently watered.
  • Succession sow every 2-3 weeks to keep a steady supply through the season.
  • Space plants 2-4 inches apart for seed production.


  • A fairly pest-free plant, beet armyworm, and cabbage looper can sometimes damage plants. Use Bt to combat these pests.


  • Plants will readily self seed in the garden.
  • It is super easy to save seeds of coriander as the plants readily go to seed. Simply allow seeds to dry on plant and store in a cool, dry, dark location.