PAPALO HERB SEEDS - (Porophyllum ruderale) Aromatic
Organic Herb - Papalo
Avg. 15,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
known as papaloquelite, poreleaf, mampuito, summer cilantro, and Bolivian coriander.
Papalo (Porophyllum ruderale) Aromatic Mexican native for tacos, salsa, and sauces.
Large, bluish green leaves with a flavor reminiscent of cilantro and arugula. Popular in Hispanic communities where it is used like cilantro.
Papalo (Porophyllum ruderale) is also called papaloquelite, poreleaf, mampuito, summer cilantro, and Bolivian coriander. It doesnât taste identical to cilantro but if you just want a vibrant herb substitute, its excellent! I think it tastes like a mix of nasturtium flowers, lime, and cilantro. If you havent tried nasturtium flowers, they taste exactly like papaya seeds. If you havent tasted papaya seeds, I dont know what to tell you. Papalo is unique.
Papalo is an ancient Mexican herb that was commonly used before cilantro was introduced by Chinese immigrants. Still used in much of traditional Mexican cooking. Unusual, piquant, fresh green leaves with a marvelously complex, distinctive
flavor for tacos, salsas, meats and cheeses. Bunches of the herb are used as centerpieces in restaurants where diners pick the leaves to add to foods as desired. NOTE: Papalo is a naturally 'dirty' seed with a fair amount of debris mixed in. Untreated seed.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
Spring through Summer
Direct or Transplant