Celery & Celeriac
Redventure Celery Organic
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.
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|Soil Temp for Germ.||Days to Emergence||Seed Depth||Soil Temp. for Trans.||Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Min. Germ.||Seed Life||Seeds per 1/2 gram||Fertilizer Needs|
|55-70°F||10-20||1/8"||60-65°F||12"||18-24"||65%||3 years||≈ 1000||High|
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.
• 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
• Not recommended
• 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