Tall Utah 52-70

Tall Utah 52-70

SKU: CL343
An early and disease resistant celery that's slow to bolt, Tall Utah 52-70 celery seeds produce really tall plants. Utah 52-70 is a tall, medium dark green celery with long, thick stalks that are sweet and crunchy. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 100 days

Season Cool season

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More details about Tall Utah 52-70

An early and disease resistant celery that's slow to bolt, Tall Utah 52-70 celery seeds produce really tall plants. Utah 52-70 is a tall, medium dark green celery with long, thick stalks that are sweet and crunchy. Overall plant height can be up to 75cm (30"), with the first joint appearing 26-28cm (10-11") up on the plants. This variety develops strong roots with good heart development. It holds its form and colour in the field well, and is strongly flavoured for use in the kitchen. Tall Utah 53-70 is recommended for home garden as well as commercial farm use, and produces impressive stalks with good market potential. It first appeared on the market in 1953, so technically it's an heirloom variety.

Matures in 100 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Sweet and smooth
    • Medium celery
    • Good disease resistance
    • Holds form and colour in field
    • Matures in 100 days

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All About Tall Utah 52-70

Latin

Latin
Apium graveolens
Family: Apiaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Moderately challenging

Season & Zone

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

Timing

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

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

Days to Maturity

Days to Maturity
From transplant date.

Growing

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

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

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

Diseases & Pests

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

Pests

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

Companion Planting

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

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Celery and Celeriac

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Starting

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

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Germination

Days to maturity: From transplant date.

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

Step 5: 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.

Tips!

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.

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