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Coriander Confetti: A Unique Coriander with Distinctive Taste and Sweetness

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Coriander
Coriander

Coriander is one of the oldest Known Herbs used by Man. It is an amazing flavouring agent and a medicine for over 300 years. Its name comes from the Greek word koris, meaning a stink bug. It seems Coriander was mentioned in the Bible, and the seeds have been found in ruins dating back to 5000 B.C and the oldest coriander was discovered in the Nahal Hemar cave in Israel, dating back over 8,000 years

The Spanish Word Cilantro describes the Vegetative Cycle of Coriandrum Sativum and they are called Coriander after they flower and fruit. They are also called referred as Chinese Parsely. Annual Variety of Coriander with a unique and distinctive taste, with feathery foliage like carrots is the Confetti.

Easily mistaken to be Dill, Confetti can be used in Salads, and when mature can be used to garnish dishes like the Original curly one. They are early to mature and much slower to bolt than the other varieties. It could be cut above the roots so that they could come again.

Harvest can be within 28 days of sowing under ideal conditions. They can be grown in finely tilled and friable soil. They are sown in 1cm deep with rows 30cms. Make sure that the compost remains moist. Germination should happen in ten days time. If they are crowded, thin out the seedlings later.

Companion plants for Coriander are potatoes,anise,caraway, tomato,cabbage and dill. They also repel insects like aphids,mites and potato beetles.

It has been reported that Confetti  has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit
In 2014 Coriander 'Confetti' was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM). These are all  key indicators that this variety is worth growing in your garden

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