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Harvest stems: Harvest stems: Harvest seeds once pods at the end of stems have turned from green to brown. This usually occurs 3-4 weeks after flowering. Clip the stems with scissors near the base and place pod first into a paper lunch bag.
Dry seeds: Fold the top of the bag closed and allow to sit in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks, so that seeds can dry fully.
Separate seeds: Shake in the bag to allow seeds to fall off stems. Separate seeds from stems and other debris.
Label and store: Label and store in a sealed container. Properly stored cilantro seeds will last 2-3 years.
Cilantro seeds, also known as coriander, can be planted the following season or used to season meals! Cilantro will cross with other cilantro varieties and requires an isolation distance of 1/2 mile between varieties. If this is not possible, a hand pollination or scheduled caging technique can be used to prevent hybridization.
Sources: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/6499/how-to-harvest-and-dry-coriander ; http://howtosaveseeds.com/seedsavingdetails.php#cilantro
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