Celery

Celery

Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Apium
Species: A. graveolens

Description

Celery (Apium graveolens) has been cultivated since ancient times, it is native to the Mediterranean area and belongs to the Apiaceae family.
It is a biennial plant that can reach a height of 80 cm and that, in its first year of growth develops into a head with fleshy petioles, these are actually the stalks of the leaves, which are compound, dark green in colour and often shiny. The stalks are ribbed, they can be of various shades of green, as well as yellow (light or golden) or red/purple. During the second year the celery produces a branched flowering stem on which anonymous, umbrella shaped inflorescences develop. The plant produces a large fleshy root that grows vertically and from which lateral roots grow.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Apium graveolens
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 0.30 cm
Distance between rows 50 cm / 70 cm
Distance between rows 30 cm / 40 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 6.00
Average growing time 90 gg / 100 gg
Average sprouting time 10 gg / 15 gg
Produce per sqm 2.50 kg / 5.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.0
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 15 °c - 24 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 6 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Pascal

Hardy variety that can reach e height of up to 60 cm, with dark green leaves, suitable for blanching.

Pascal
Utah

Voluminous but compact variety, pale green stalks, dark green leaves, good resistance to diseases.

Utah
Dorato d’Asti

Variety with green/golden yellow leaves, good growth, very good for blanching.

Dorato d’Asti
Golden self blanching

Medium early variety that reaches 70 cm in height, with pale green leaves and green/yellowish stalks.

Golden self blanching
Rosso di Torino

Rare variety that has red/purple stalks and green leaves. Hardy plant suitable for winter cultivation.

Rosso di Torino
Leaf celery or cutting celery

Leaf celery is an annual herbaceous plant that grows to a height of approximately 25 cm. The stalks grow directly from the fleshy root and have small leaves.

Leaf celery or cutting celery