vietnamese coriander

Vietnamese Coriander

£5.99

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

Organic

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.

The right site

Coriander is best grown in light soil, somewhere where they get the morning sun but are largely in the shade during the afternoon when it is hotter.

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.

How far apart?

20-25cm apart or one plant to a pot.

Looking after your plants....

The key to growing coriander is in not letting it bolt – that means you will need to keep conditions “just right” and cut stems regularly. Here are our top tips:


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Watering them

Keep the soil a little moist, and don’t let it dry out.

 

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Keep the seeds

Your coriander plant will inevitably bolt at some stage. At this point it will start to form seeds. You can keep these. Just wait until the flowers have died. Then, cut the stems and pop the tops of the coriander into a brown paper bag, leaving the stems sticking out the other end. Tie the bag around the stems and hang it upside down in a cool, dry place. 3 or 4 weeks later, you can simply shake them and the dry seeds will fall out into the bottom of the bag. You can either keep them to sow the following year use them in your cooking.

Basil

Cut regularly

Cutting the stems down on a regular basis will help to prevent the coriander plant from bolting.

Great with...

Coriander works really well with lime, ginger, coconut and chilli. It is perfect in the following types of dishes:

  • Curries
  • Stir-fries
  • Mexican

When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.