Celery Celebrity is a self blanching type with short stalks. Quick to mature for the earliest outdoor crops, it has consistently high yields of superb quality stalks with a lovely flavour. Has very little stringiness.
The wild celery plant - from which cultivated varieties are selected - is found on boggy riversides and marshy ground, giving a clue to the growing conditions it needs. Soil should be moisture-retentive and never dry out. Celery hearts are particularly tasty and can be eaten raw or braised by simmering.
Celery Celebrity Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 300 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow:|
March - April
|How to Sow:|
Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Cover seed with a fine layer of vermiculite or compost. Propagate. Ideal temp. 21°C. Germination takes up to 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 30cm spacing.
Low temperatures after germination can cause ‘bolting’ (running to seed) later in life; temperatures should not fall below 10°C (50°F) for long than 12 hours until they are established. Delay sowing until suitable temperatures can be maintained.
Self-blanching celery can be planted at ground level and will blanch itself by self-shading.
|Harvest:||Harvest when the stalks reach 30cm approx. by lifting the plants with a garden fork. Harvest from the outside of the block and work towards the centre to minimise plant damage.|