Celery & Celeriac
Utah 52-70 R Improved Celery
100-120 days. Celery has never tasted this good! The 11-12 inch stalks are tender and crisp with a divine, sweet, rich, nutty flavor. Disease-resistant plants produce high-quality, broad, bright green stalks that are thick and stringless.
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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