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Vietnamese Coriander

Vietnamese Coriander

Vigorous Vietnamese Coriander with it’s distinctive patterned leaves

We’re loving this vigorous and tasty addition to our range for 2013.  The largest of this years Vietnamese coriander plants are looking fantastic today and have just been trimmed potted again up into 3L pots.  They’ve done so well already we are hoping they will provide a lush backdrop to some of the other plants in our Grow Your Own Curry display in July. The taste is sort of a cross between coriander, lemon and pepper and the distinctive markings make them an attractive as well as fragrant herb.

Also known as Vietnamese mint, Cambodian Mint or Persicaria odorata is a really quick growing and easy care herb and the tasty leaves can be used in a range of asian dishes. It seems to grow well even in the poor light levels this winter and has a neat bushy habit, that responds well to trimming.

Now we’ve got a good stock of plants for sales and for the show we’ll be experimenting and posting new recipes over the coming weeks…. let us know if you have any hot tips or recipes yourselves – we’d love to try them :)

 

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1 comment to Vietnamese Coriander

  • Dor

    I’ve been growing this for a few years. I’ve found it very difficult to get any seed, so have resorted to taking cuttings which are very successful.

    It’s my favourite herb – a must for laksa! (Which is what it is)

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