Belonging to the Apium genus, Celery has a botanical name of Apium graveolens.
In North America, commercial production of celery is dominated by the varieties called Pascal celery. Gardeners can grow a range of cultivars, many of which differ little from the wild species, mainly in having stouter leaf stems. They are ranged under two classes, white and red; the white cultivars being generally the best flavoured, and the most crisp and tender. The leaves are pinnate to bipinnate leaves with rhombic leaflets 3–6 cm long and 2–4 cm broad. The flowers are creamy-white, 2–3 mm diameter, produced in dense compound umbels. The seeds are broad ovoid to globose, 1.5–2 mm long and wide.1It is an edible vegetable / herb and is treated mainly as a biennial, so it grows best over the course of two years. Celery is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). Popular varieties of Celery with home gardeners are Tall Utah, Tendercrisp, Tango F1, Tall Utah Improved, and Giant Pascal.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Celery is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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The plants are raised from seed, sown either in a hot bed or in the open garden according to the season of the year, and after one or two thinnings out and transplantings they are, on attaining a height of 15–20 cm, planted out in deep trenches for convenience of blanching, which is affected by earthing up to exclude light from the stems.1Position in a partial sun location and remember to water often. A soil ph of between 6.0 and 6.5 is ideal for Celery as it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Celery is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Celery about 91 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Celery so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Celery so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Celery plants:
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Apium graveolens L.
19 Feb 2012
11 Nov 2011
Only 3 due to my cultivation techniques I think. They needed to be closer together, more frequent watering and planted out earlier. Still they are okay in soups and stews.
Celery care instructions
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