Peppermint Stick, Celery Seeds

Celery

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Peppermint Stick, Celery Seeds

Celery

The Peppermint Stick's tender prolific stalks have real celery flavor! This unique, bicolored striped celery is red and white and full of flavor. It is a slow bolting variety. Use the Peppermint Stick's leaves and stalks for fresh seasoning. This celery is definitely a colorful addition to your garden!
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Product Details

Plant Height

16-20 inches

Botanical Name

Apium graveolens

Seed Type

Seed

Additional Characteristics

Best Tasting Vegetables

Seeds Per Gram

2241

Seeds Per Pound

1004000

Row Spacing

24-36"

Packet

250 seeds

Sow Depth

1/8"

Seeds Per Ounce

62750

Fruit Color

Red

Breed

Heirloom,Open-pollinated

Sun

Partial,Full

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Transplant

Plant Spacing

6-8"

Categories

Celery

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Germination

11,12,13,14,7,8,9,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

85

Weight

0.006

Depth

0.05

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Celery

Celery tastes better grown from the garden, but to grow celery requires patience and skill. Celery is a low-calorie, high-nutrient vegetable used for its seeds, stalks and leaves. The vegetable is most often used as a garnish or a healthy snack.

Before Planting: Celery seeds are very small and difficult to plant. To aid in planting, mix the seeds with a little bit of sand and then sprinkle the mixture over soil.

Planting: Sow 10–12 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell, ⅛” deep. Keep soil moist and temperatures 70°F if possible. Seedlings emerge in 2–3 weeks and then temperature can be reduced to 60°F. Do not harden off celery plants by lowering temperatures! Give more sunlight and wind conditions slowly over 7-10 days until ready for outdoor conditions. Do not expose to weather below 50°F.Transplant 10-12 week seedlings outdoors when weather is warm and settled (late spring). Set plants 6–8″ apart in rows 24–36″ apart. Irrigate to keep soil moist.

Watering: Make sure celery is planted in the lowest area of the garden, as it requires lots of water.Do not let the soil dry out, indoors or out. Celery needs constant supply of water to give best flavor and yield.

Fertilizer: Celery requires a fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0–7.0. Add compost and mulch around the
plants to help retain moisture. Sometimes, celery stalks will split if they do not receive enough moisture.

Days to Maturity: Celery can take up to 140 days before it is ready to harvest.

Harvesting: Cut stalks when desired size. Stalks may be blanched if desired by hilling up with soil or by placing paper collars around plants. Harvest in morning when heat is at a minimum. May be dunked in cold water to bring temperature down if harvested in warm temperatures. Store roots at 32°F with 98–100% relative humidity. Celery will store for 1–2 months. We suggest blanching for best eating quality celery.

Tips: In rare instances contact with the foliage can result in a severe rash. When working with this crop on hot, sunny days, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants and washing any exposed skin surfaces as soon as possible after contact.

PREPARATION: Celeraic requires a fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0–7.0. Do not let the soil dry out, indoors or out. Needs constant supply of water to give best flavor and yield.

GROWING SEEDLINGS: Sow 10–12 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell, ⅛” deep. Keep soil moist and temperatures 70°F if possible. Seedlings emerge in 2–3 weeks and then temperature can be reduced to 60°F.

TRANSPLANTING: Transplant 10-12 week seedlings outdoors when weather is warm and settled (late spring). Set plants 6–8″ apart in rows 24–36″ apart. Irrigate to keep soil moist.

HARDENING: Do not harden off celeriac plants by lowering temperatures! Give more sunlight and wind conditions slowly over 7-10 days until ready for outdoor conditions. Do not expose to weather below 50°F.

HARVEST: Cut stalks when desired size. Stalks may be blanched if desired by hilling up with soil or by placing paper collars around plants. We suggest blanching for best eating quality celery.

STORAGE: Harvest in morning when heat is at a minimum. May be dunked in cold water to bring temperature down if harvested in warm temperatures. Store roots at 32°F with 98–100% relative humidity. Celeriac will store for 1–2 months.

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