Santo is a slow-bolting selection grown for its leaves. Like the leaves and seeds, the flowers are also edible.
• Attracts Beneficial Insects: if allowed to flower, provides pollen and nectar for beneficial insects such as bees, hoverflies, and tachinid flies.
•Edible Flowers: Use them raw because the flavor fades quickly when cooked. Sprinkle to taste on salads, bean dishes, chicken, and spicy southwestern dishes. Flavor is of mild cilantro.
Days to maturity: 55 days
You can start harvesting around 40 days and do it continuously harvesting up to 80% of the plant.