Apium graveolens secalinum
Belonging to the Apium genus, Leaf celery has a botanical name of Apium graveolens secalinum.
Leaves resemble parsley, and it has a strong celery taste. 6 or 8 plants are usually enough for a kitchen garden. Use a cold-frame if necessary. The more soup celery is cut, the better it grows. The leaves are essential for soup stock 1.It is a flowering edible vegetable / herb that typically grows as a biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Leaf celery is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).
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Likes cool conditions and a lot of water.
Sow in spring, summer or autumn.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
Will cross-pollinate with other nearby celery varieties.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Leaf celery so consider planting:
Plant celery near brassicas as it repels white cabbage butterfly.
These plants will not grow well with Leaf celery so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Leaf celery plants:
Soup celery, Cutting celery
Apium graveolens var. secalinum