Striking in appearance with a punchy tasty flavour
The top of the leaf is dark green, with chestnut-coloured spots, and the bottom of the leaf is burgundy red. This is a popular herb in Asian cooking. It’s very punchy in flavour and has quite a striking look. It’s a great alternative to traditional coriander that we’re so used to, the flavour is stronger and it’s less prone to bolting.
Number of plants: 3
Can be grown in: Pots work well, but make sure they are deep as coriander likes to put down good roots. A raised bed would be good as well. Find out more in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: Young leaves are delicious chopped fresh in salads. Use in stir fries and curries, added towards the end of cooking time to retain the subtle flavours. It works wonderfully as a flavouring alongside lime, chilli and lemon grass.
Can be delivered from: Late April to July. These plants will arrive in 9cm pots.