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Tendercrisp Celery Seeds

Apium graveolens

5.00 (3 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Celery grows best as a fall crop in most climates, so start your seeds about 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Soak them overnight to speed germination, then sow them in a flat in rows 1" apart; keep the soil moist and keep the flat out of direct sun. Germination often takes two or three weeks. When the plants reach about 2" tall, transplant them into pots; set them out in the garden when they reach 6" tall or after the last frost date. Space them 6-8" apart in rows 2-3' apart, putting them at the same soil level as in the pots. Make sure the soil is enriched with compost or other organic matter. For companion planting benefits, plant celery with tomatoes, cauliflower, or cabbage.

Growing: Provide water each week; feed them with compost or fertilizer every two weeks. Carefully remove weeds. If the temperature falls below 55 degrees F consistently, cover the plants. Growing success for celery depends on plentiful moisture, enriched soil, and protection from high temperatures and sun. For a sweeter, more tender taste, many gardeners blanch their celery about two weeks before harvesting it; this is accomplished by wrapping newspaper around the stalks up to the point where the leaves begin. Other methods use boards to shield the stalks from the sun, or simply mound dirt up to cover the stalks.

Harvesting: Cut off the entire plant at soil level as soon as it reaches a diameter of 3", or remove individual outer stalks when they reach 12" tall. Celery leaves can also be used, such as for flavoring like an herb or in salads.

Seed Saving: To save seed in areas where the ground freezes over winter, it will be necessary to dig up the celery before the first heavy frost; cover the roots with dirt and the stalks with straw, and keep them in a humid location with near freezing temperatures. In the spring, remove rotted or damaged stalks and set out the plants after the last frost. In warmer climates, leave the celery in the ground and cover them thickly with mulch over winter. In the spring, allow the plant to flower; when the seed heads on the flower grow brown and dry, cut them off and allow them to fully dry indoors. Remove as much chaff as possible, then store in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Apium graveolens

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 71,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Tendercrisp Celery Seeds 5.0
Review By Linda Erickson

Small order

I ordered celery seeds and even though it 2as such a small order, it was handled professionally and with speed. I am very pleased with my first experience with you! Thank you.

Tendercrisp Celery Seeds 5.0
Review By jerry preston

quality

Wonderful, ready to plant

Tendercrisp Celery Seeds 5.0
Review By Deborah Bowers

tendercrisp celery seeds

I have grown these seeds before and have had great luck with them, I make celery juice and this celery is very good for that, also use it in my cooking. I reordered because of the good taste of this type of celery.

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Tendercrisp is a high-yielder and produces massive yet compact heads of celery. The stalks measure about 12" to the first joint, and take about 112 days to reach maturity.
No one really knows where celery originated, though claims come from such diverse locations as Sweden, New Zealand, and Algeria. Experts believe it probably was first cultivated in the Mediterranean basin. In ancient times, celery was valued primarily for its medicinal benefits; French and Italian cooks first started making use of it for an herb or flavoring in the seventeenth century. A Scotsman named George Taylor is credited with bringing celery to United States, when he grew it in his garden and offered it to the guests at a local ball.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Celery grows best as a fall crop in most climates, so start your seeds about 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Soak them overnight to speed germination, then sow them in a flat in rows 1" apart; keep the soil moist and keep the flat out of direct sun. Germination often takes two or three weeks. When the plants reach about 2" tall, transplant them into pots; set them out in the garden when they reach 6" tall or after the last frost date. Space them 6-8" apart in rows 2-3' apart, putting them at the same soil level as in the pots. Make sure the soil is enriched with compost or other organic matter. For companion planting benefits, plant celery with tomatoes, cauliflower, or cabbage.

Growing: Provide water each week; feed them with compost or fertilizer every two weeks. Carefully remove weeds. If the temperature falls below 55 degrees F consistently, cover the plants. Growing success for celery depends on plentiful moisture, enriched soil, and protection from high temperatures and sun. For a sweeter, more tender taste, many gardeners blanch their celery about two weeks before harvesting it; this is accomplished by wrapping newspaper around the stalks up to the point where the leaves begin. Other methods use boards to shield the stalks from the sun, or simply mound dirt up to cover the stalks.

Harvesting: Cut off the entire plant at soil level as soon as it reaches a diameter of 3", or remove individual outer stalks when they reach 12" tall. Celery leaves can also be used, such as for flavoring like an herb or in salads.

Seed Saving: To save seed in areas where the ground freezes over winter, it will be necessary to dig up the celery before the first heavy frost; cover the roots with dirt and the stalks with straw, and keep them in a humid location with near freezing temperatures. In the spring, remove rotted or damaged stalks and set out the plants after the last frost. In warmer climates, leave the celery in the ground and cover them thickly with mulch over winter. In the spring, allow the plant to flower; when the seed heads on the flower grow brown and dry, cut them off and allow them to fully dry indoors. Remove as much chaff as possible, then store in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Apium graveolens

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 71,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By Linda Erickson

Small order

I ordered celery seeds and even though it 2as such a small order, it was handled professionally and with speed. I am very pleased with my first experience with you! Thank you.

5.0

Review By jerry preston

quality

Wonderful, ready to plant

5.0

Review By Deborah Bowers

tendercrisp celery seeds

I have grown these seeds before and have had great luck with them, I make celery juice and this celery is very good for that, also use it in my cooking. I reordered because of the good taste of this type of celery.