Celery & Celeriac

Redventure Celery Organic

Redventure Celery Organic

CL196

100-110 days. A stunningly colored and robust, red celery variety that will become your favorite for its continual harvests of gorgeous, succulent stalks. A range of red shades from burgundy to brilliant red and even blanched to golden pink, all with green foliage. From the breeding talents of Frank Morton who crossed the heirloom, Giant Red with Ventura.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 1000 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • CL196/L
  • 1/2 gram Organic
  • $3.75

  • CL196/M
  • 1 1/2 grams Organic
  • $5.45

  • CL196/N
  • 1/4 oz Organic
  • $14.95
  • More Information
  • Customer Reviews (2)
Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramFertilizer Needs
55-70°F10-201/8"60-65°F12"18-24"65%3 years≈ 1000High


Apium graveolens var. dulce Long known as an unsurpassable diet food, celery stalks contain 94% water and only 15 calories in 2 medium stalks. Surprisingly, celery contains about a dozen antioxidants as well as about 37% daily value of vitamin K in 1 cup. Enjoy it in 3 forms: its leaf, the stalks, and the swollen rootstock we know as celeriac.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting.

Culture
• Celery and celeriac are water loving plants and do best in fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For consistent growth, fertilize regularly with Age Old Grow, and maintain even soil moisture
• Mulch around plants with clean straw to preserve soil moisture
• Weather fluctuations and temperatures below 55°F can cause celery to bolt

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid planting too early before weather has stabilized

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Carrot fly
Insect control: Row covers at planting
Disease prevention: Crop rotation, adequate water supply, and insect control

Harvest & Storage
• Pick individual stalks as needed
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
Overall Rating: Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Write a Review

Amazing Germination Rates!
Feb 23, 2015  |  By Joseph Matta
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Having read how fussy celery is, I didn't have a lot of expectations, but the Redventure Celery seeds all sprouted and the germination rate must be well over 90%. Keeping them consistently moist and hoping they perform outside as well as the seedlings are. Can't wait!!!
good performer
Feb 9, 2012  |  By maggie
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Absolutely trouble free to grow and seemed to tolerate heat and cold in zone 6a. Quite decorative and colorful in culinary applications. I found it to be slightly more bitter than Utah and, consequently, preferred to use it in cooked dishes.