Flowers, herbs

Coriander Caribe: variety description, cultivation and yield with photo

Coriander Caribe: variety description, cultivation and yield with photo

Of the spicy greens, coriander is the most popular among gardeners. Coriander Caribe, bred by the Dutch, has a number of excellent characteristics and has been noticed by summer residents. It is grown in order to prepare as a fragrant seasoning for the winter. The plant has perfectly adapted to the conditions of the cold summer and pleases with bright greens in August, when other grasses have already opened seed umbrellas.

Variety description

Coriander Caribe is classified as an essential oil spicy herb.

Annual plant has an upright stem of medium height.Strongly dissected rosettes of leaves attract with bright greenery. The surface of the leaf plate is smooth, delicate, slightly wrinkled. 40-45 days after germination, the stems are suitable for fresh consumption. The mass of one plant in this case reaches 30 grams. From a square meter, you can collect up to 1.5 kilograms of green spicy grass.

Coriander shoots later than other varieties. A strong aroma emanating from the leaves and stems, allows you to use them in the preparation of second courses, salads, soups.

The flowers on Caribe cilantro are light pink, they surprise with their unique tart smell, attracting bees, wasps, bumblebees.

Umbrellas with seeds are harvested after 70-75 days of the growing season.


For planting coriander choose areas with light and fertile soils. They should be lit by the sun and be in a windless area. Start sowing cilantro in early spring, planting seeds to a depth of 1 to 3 centimeters.

In order for seedlings to appear on time, in autumn they dig up a plot for spicy grass, apply organic and mineral fertilizers. As a fertilizer, humus is suitable for half a bucket per square meter and 200 grams of wood ash. More green mass will be born if the soil is enriched with nitrogenous fertilizers, superphosphate and potassium s alt.

Scheme for planting coriander Caribe 20x7 or 30x10 centimeters. Before planting, the ground is well moistened. The seeds of the plant are arranged in rows or randomly, sprinkled with dry earth.

Grass seedlings appear in 14-20 days. After that, you can start sowing the next batch of cilantro. With such a landing with fresh greens, you can be all summer.

Features of care

Cilano does not require special care, enough after planting:

  • water;
  • loose;
  • thin out;
  • weed.

Water the grass beds should be 1-2 times a week. Then the green mass will be juicier and more aromatic.

Thinning will save the plant from crowding in the garden, will allow it to develop better. During the procedure, extra stems are pulled out, leaving a distance of 7-8 centimeters between shoots.

Loosening the row spacing will allow the soil in the beds to be saturated with moisture and air.

If you violate the rules of agricultural technology, do not water the grass, then the coriander will start to shoot a flower arrow faster, and the vegetation will end. Excessive soil moisture will lead to the development of fungal infections.

Pros and cons

Benefits of choosing Caribe coriander include:

  • exquisite taste of greens, its unique aroma;
  • plant cold hardiness;
  • immunity to diseases;
  • long-term return of greenery;
  • good transportability;
  • wonderful presentation.

There are no shortcomings in the variety. If it is poorly looked after, then it will not give a lot of tasty, fragrant and juicy greens. Coriander is useful because it contains many vitamins and useful elements. You can not eat a lot of spicy greens for those who have a stomach ulcer, kidney failure, diabetes

Pests and diseases

Wet and cold weather is detrimental to many vegetable plants. Coriander is no exception. Spicy grass becomes stained, its stems look like burnt ones. Eventually, the plant may die.Measures for the prevention and control of powdery mildew and rust include procedures for treating seeds before planting. It is important to burn plant residues in time after harvesting, then digging up the soil. Save from infection and planting coriander every year in different parts of the garden.

Among the aggressive pests of cilantro, it is worth noting the coriander seed-eater. Its larvae bite into the fruits, eating them almost completely. Various types of bugs that live on leaves and stems during the growing season of the plant are also active. Winter armyworm damages seeds by attacking them after wintering.

Pest control should be treated with insecticidal preparations.

Harvest and storage of crops

Begin to collect green mass from coriander when the stems of the plant reach 10-12 centimeters in length. Cut them off near the ground. Only freshly cut cilantro shoots are eaten. Old stems and leaves will be bitter and spoil the dish.

Seeds are considered ready for use when they turn 40 percent brown. Cilantro, its seeds are suitable for canning, pickling, crushed they are used to add to confectionery, meat, fish and vegetable dishes.

Store fresh coriander stalks better in bags that are placed in containers and left at an air temperature of 1 degree above zero. When the air humidity is 85-90%.

Stems and chopped leaves are dried, s alted and added to soups, second courses during the winter. Seeds are dried and stored in a dry place in a hermetically sealed container. They are put whole in marinades during the preparation of fish and vegetable products. Powder from seeds is useful to add to drinks, tea.

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