General: Harvesting Cilantro Seeds?

Discussion in 'Herbs for the Kitchen' started by Kamiry, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Kamiry

    Kamiry Member

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    Hi,
    I've been looking for how to save seeds from my cilantro plant for replanting. I found directions for harvesting if I wanted to eat the seeds, but didn't know if it was different for keeping them viable. I harvested half the pods when they were still green and set them out to dry, and left half on the plant. Any advice?
    Thanks!
     
  2. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I was wondering about this too. I took my cue from nature and harvested mine when they turned brown and then dried them some more indoors. I won't know for sure how they will germinate till next spring, but the ones that escaped and fell on the ground have germinated and grown into small plants already. I am guessing the frost will kill them, maybe more will grow in the spring and save me the trouble of planting seeds.
     

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