Tags: Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Porophyllum ruderale ssp. ruderale

Description:

Bolivian herb sometimes called "summer cilantro" because it is a summer annual that thrives in the heat. Use in salads, salsas and soups. Attractive and delicious blue-green foliage.


Growing Tips:

Barely cover seed with soil and keep moist until seedlings are well-established. Continual harvesting of the tips will keep the plants bushier.

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    Is this the same thing as papalo?

    Posted by Bonnie Clancy on 06/01/2019

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    • Quilquina is a different subspecies than papalo. The leaves of quilquina are smaller, more blueish and more intensely-flavored than papalo.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 06/01/2019

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    This quilquina what type of soil need and what temperature.Can I grow that in South Carolina Charleston?

    Posted by Milenka Vargas on 10/17/2018

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    • They will grow in any general garden soil or any temperature above freezing. They will grow as a summer annual anywhere in the U.S.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 10/17/2018

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    Can you suggest spacing recommendations for a 3'x100' bed, and can you offer any estimates on yield based on your experience (for example, how much to plant to get a certain number of 1/4# bunches or pounds per week)? Thanks!

    Posted by K C on 04/09/2018

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    • I'd space the plants at least 2 feet apart. Initially you will be able to harvest all sides of the plants, but as the season progresses they will probably grow together and you will be harvesting mostly on the tops. The stems are thin so it takes a lot of them to equal 1/4 pound.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 04/09/2018

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    are these seeds easy to grow on So CA in the winter?

    Posted by ANNA DUNHAM on 11/29/2015

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    • Quilquina is a summer herb. The growth is tied to day-length and the plant will only produce foliage for cutting during the lengthening days of spring and early summer. In the winter, the seeds may sprout, but they will not grow very large.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 12/11/2015

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    I hace Bolivian quilquina gro sing indolora. When should I harvest the seeds? Do I simply pluck them or wait for the buds to open?

    Posted by Cynthia S on 11/16/2015

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    • I have Bolivian seeds growing indoors...sorry I had my Spanish keyboard on.

      Posted by Cynthia S on 11/16/2015

    • The buds will open up and produce a puffy seedhead. The seeds are ready to harvest when the stem of the seedhead has turned dark brown or black.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 12/11/2015

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    I garden in growing zone 4. Can I start the seeds inside like my other vegetable?

    Posted by Ulrike Larrabee on 11/02/2014

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    • Yes you can start Quilquina seeds inside, but they are very easy to grow when planted directly in the ground in the spring and you don't have to worry about transplanting them. They will not be very productive if you are trying to grow them as an inside crop for the winter.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 11/03/2014

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