Wild celery (Apium graveolens) - Celery Non-Gmo Organic
Height 90 cm
Red celery, botanically classified as Apium graveolens var. dulce, is a general descriptor for several varieties of pigmented celery belonging to the Apiaceae family. Celery is part of the parsnip family. This colourful, upright variety is native to Europe and are a specialty type of celery traditionally grown in home gardens.
Celery is loaded with antioxidants. These include well-known varieties such as flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as lunularin and bergapten. These and other antioxidants help to prevent the oxidative stress that contributes to cancer. Celery is rich in a phytochemical known as phthalides. The plant can be used as a spice for soups and as a medicinal plant due to its blood circulation-promoting essential oils.
- Full Sun
- Nutrient rich soil
Celery seeds should be started indoors in early spring. Transplant out the seedlings after the last frosts.
- Germination: 10 to 20 days
- Spacing: 40 x 40 cm
- Main harvest: September to October
- Direct sowing time outdoors:April/May
- Sowing depth: 0.5 cm
- Seed Count: 10