Summer Kintsai Celery Seeds

Quick Facts:

    • Kintsai AKA Chinese Celery
    • Faster than regular celery
    • Stronger flavour
    • Easy to grow
    • Matures in 40-45 days

Summer Kintsai Celery Seeds

Description:

These slow bolting Summer Kintsai Celery Seeds have vigorous, upright growth, and dark green leaves over long, crunchy, fibreless, hollow stalks. Chinese celery has a stronger flavour and is generally easier (and much faster) to grow. Use the leaves as well as the stalks in stir-fries, soups, salads, and dumplings. If you have had trouble growing regular celery in the past, or if you don't want to wait the three months or more it takes to mature, try Summer Kintsai Celery seeds and you'll become a lifetime convert. All the flavour minus the fuss of regular celery.

Matures in 40-45 days. (open pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.5g (approx. 1037 seeds) CL447A $3.29 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
2.5g (approx. 5187 seeds) CL447B $4.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
10g (approx. 20750 seeds) CL447C $7.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
25g (approx. 51875 seeds) CL447D $10.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Kintsai AKA Chinese Celery
    • Faster than regular celery
    • Stronger flavour
    • Easy to grow
    • Matures in 40-45 days

How To Grow

Celery is a refreshing treat from the garden, and particularly flavourful when fresh. Celeriac is a variety of celery that is grown for its root, which can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be steamed, baked, boiled, pureed, or stir-fried — it's so tasty, even if it is unfamiliar. Both celery and celeriac are slow to germinate and slow growing once they have sprouted, so be patient. Below are some of our top tips on how to grow celery from seed and how to grow celeriac from seed.

Latin
Apium graveolens
Family: Apiaceae

Difficulty
Moderately challenging

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full-sun

Timing
Start indoors in late winter to mid-spring. Optimal soil temperature: 15-24°C (60-75°F). Seeds take up to 20-30 days for germination.

Starting
Sow seeds no more than 5mm (¼”) deep, 3 seeds per pot, and thin to the strongest plant.

Days to Maturity
From transplant date.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Celery is a heavy feeder and needs rich, moist soil. Add compost to soil and apply ¼-½ cup of complete organic fertilizer per 1.5m (5′) of row. Transplant when seedlings are 10-12cm (4-5″) tall. Avoid transplanting until night time temperatures are reliably at 10°C (50°F) or warmer. Space transplants 30cm (12″) apart in rows at least 45cm (18″) apart. Water frequently. Premature bolting may result from young plants being exposed to temperatures below 13°C (55°F) for several days.

Harvest
For best flavour and longer storage, water plants the day before harvest. Stalks on the outside of the plant can be harvested at any time. The entire plant may be harvested once the desired size is reached, but the home gardener should leave the plant in the garden and take only what is needed, leaving the root intact. If winter is not too cold, celery will stand in the garden until spring, allowing for light pickings for soups and salads.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 55% of seeds should germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Diseases & Pests
Use floating row covers early in the season, and put up collars if cutworms are present.

Pests: Aphids, Whiteflies, Cutworms, Tarnished plant bug, and Cabbage loopers.
Diseases: Celery mosaic, Leaf blight, Black heart (calcium deficiency: add lime).

Companion Planting
Celery is a good partner for beans, the Brassicas, cucumber, garlic, leek, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes.

More on Companion Planting.

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