Species: A. graveolens
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.
|Scientific name||Apium graveolens|
|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|
Hardy variety that can reach e height of up to 60 cm, with dark green leaves, suitable for blanching.
Voluminous but compact variety, pale green stalks, dark green leaves, good resistance to diseases.
Variety with green/golden yellow leaves, good growth, very good for blanching.
Medium early variety that reaches 70 cm in height, with pale green leaves and green/yellowish stalks.
Rare variety that has red/purple stalks and green leaves. Hardy plant suitable for winter cultivation.
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.