Cilantro Plants

Clipping Cilantro

Anonymous added on April 26, 2016 | Answered

If I cut the top off of the center stem of my cilantro, will it die? I have read conflicting harvesting explanations for cilantro and I snipped the center thickest stem. I am concerned that it may die.

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Answered on April 27, 2016

Here is an article on harvesting cilantro that will help you:

Rest easy - you did nothing to cause your cilantro to die. When a plant is mature, right before it bolts (flowers), it makes a central stalk. By cutting the stalk, you just delayed flower formation by a little bit.

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