Cilantro – Pokey Joe



While flavor differences in cilantro varieties can be subtle, Pokey Joe squeaked out a first place badge in our most recent taste test. It seems to mostly lack that “soapy” quality than so many people find insipid.  A great culinary kitchen herb, essential for Mexican, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. A bit quicker to bolt that Calypso Cilantro, so plan on planting multiple successions to keep the salsa flowing.

Days to Maturity: 50 to leaf, 120 to seed
Latin NameCoriandrum sativum
Life Cycle for seed saving: Annual

Planting Instructions:
Direct seed Pokey Joe cilantro as soon as soil can be worked.  Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-65°.  Seeding depth: ½”. Seeding rate: every 1”, thin to 2-4”. Row spacing 12”.

All of our seed is grown in the Pacific Northwest, Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. Additionally, our varieties are 100% Open-Pollinated, allowing you to in turn save true-to-type seed. We fully encourage you to save seed from these plants and share it widely!

Additional information


Packet (1.5 g, ~150 seeds) – $4.25, .5 oz – $7