80 days. Heavy harvests of tall stalks with vivid dark green color and semi-smooth texture. Crops show good field holding/bolt resistance. Height: 11 inches to first leaf. F.
|Soil Temp for Germ||55–70°F|
|Days to Emergence||10–20|
|Soil Temp for Transp||60–65°F|
|Seeds per Gram||≈ 2000|
|Seed Life||3 years|
Apium graveolens var. dulce Long known as an unsurpassable diet food, celery stalks contain 94% water and only 15 calories in 2 medium stalks. Surprisingly, celery contains about a dozen antioxidants as well as about 37% daily value of vitamin K in 1 cup. Enjoy it in 3 forms: its leaf, the stalks, and the swollen rootstock we know as celeriac.
Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting.
• Celery and celeriac are water-loving plants and do best in fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For consistent growth, fertilize regularly with Age Old Grow, and maintain even soil moisture
• Mulch around plants with clean straw to preserve soil moisture
• Weather fluctuations and temperatures below 55°F can cause celery to bolt
• Not recommended
• Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid planting too early before weather has stabilized
Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Carrot fly
• Insect control: Row covers at planting
• Disease prevention: Crop rotation, adequate water supply, and insect control
Harvest & Storage
• Pick individual stalks as needed
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity