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Celery Seeds - Tall Utah - Certified Organic

Celery Seeds - Tall Utah - Certified Organic

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(Apium graveolens)

Tall Utah celery has dark green stringless stems to 70cm long. Stems are thinner then the Tendercrisp variety with a softer texture. Crunchy sweet stems that can be eaten fresh or cooked.

Pests may include slugs/snails. 



How To Sow

Celery likes rich well drained soil and ample water to ensure lush growth for a better textured stem. Sow seeds into pots and cover seed with 1-2mm of soil. Transplant to the garden at 3-5cm high and keep well fed. Harvest stems from 40 days as young stems. Allow to grow to full size after 80-90 days. Space plants 30cm apart. To get super crunchy stringless stems it is recommended to blanch stems for 3 weeks prior to harvesting. Blanching is a simple process that restricts light getting to the stalks causing the plant to quickly elongate with soft new growth. To blanch simply tie the celery stalks into a tight bunch then wrap the lower 2/3 or the plant in 3-4 layers of newspaper so the top of the plant in the only part exposed to the sun. This can also be achieved with a used milk carton that has had the bottom and top of the carton cut out - Simply slip the carton over the celery plant for the same affect. Your tender celery stems will be ready to harvest in 2-3 weeks time.

When To Sow

Autumn to Spring

Where to Sow

Ensure celery is planted in a fertile position to ensure lush green growth for best stems.

Seeds per Packet

approx. 400 seeds

Seed Germination Period

10 to 14 days

Companion Plants

Plant with beetroot, lavender, lovage, marjoram, onion, cherries, celery and eggplant.

Avoid planting with basil and wormwood

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