Our 2023 EFN seed catalogue is now online! 100+ new varieties. Over 40 different growers and foragers from across the country. A million thanks to all who make this possible, especially our amazing seed-house crew!

'Sahl Arraba' Coriander
'Sahl Arraba' Coriander

'Sahl Arraba' Coriander

Regular price $4.00 Sale

Coriandrum sativum

Origin: Sahl Arraba, Palestine

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~60

Germination tested 12/2022: 61%

Life cycle: Annual

We're very pleased to be making this Palestinian heirloom coriander available to US gardeners and farmers for the first time. It's a prolific seed producer, grown mainly for the seeds (which are generally called "coriander" in English), though the leaves ("cilantro") are also flavorful. 

This variety was stewarded for at least a century on the Arraba plain south of Jenin (in the northern West Bank) by the family of farmer Fasal Luhloh, who received it from his father. Luhloh gave some to Hebron University professor Dr. Khaled Hardan in 2005 for a Palestinian seed project, which in turn shared some with the US government. It's maintained now as part of the National Plant Germplasm System at the USDA's North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa.

These seed was grown for us by our friend Jen Williams of Wild Dreams Farm in Washington state. 25% of the proceeds will go to the grower and 25% will go support the work of our partners with the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library.