Celery Tall Utah 52-70 is an extra crispy, flavoursome and string less organically grown cellery variety. It's easy to grow and very popular. It has long, crisp, light green stems and leaves. This late flowering variety can be harvested in the fall. You can store Celery for a couple of weeks packed in silver foil in the crisper compartment of your fridge. Clean the Celery by removing the strings, the leaves and the underside of the stems.
Celery is a very healthy and versatile vegetable. Celery contains a.o.: vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B11 and C. And the minerals: calcium, phosphor, potassium, copper, magnesium and zinc. Celery also contains very few calories, a lot of moisture and fibres. Because of this it's a very healthy vegetable that fits very well in a reliable diet. Celery also helps with the regulation of hypertension, it helps with the regulation of the bowel movement because of the fibres and it helps against inflammations. You can cook, bake, steam, stew, roast, stir-fry, grill, smore and use it in casseroles. You can use Celery raw in salads, healthy snacks of as addition to healthy smoothies and juices. Use Celery in home-made soups and stock. Add some Celery to your home-made Nasi or Bami. You can also make sauces with Celery. At last you can also pickle Celery in a herb-vinegar mixture. Celery is very nice in combination with: onions, potatoes, eggs, walnuts, Feta, cheese, beef, pork, chicken, salmon, tunafish, mackerel, rice, pasta and nuts. And with other vegetables like: lettuce, carrots, leek, cauliflower, fennel, mushrooms and French beans. Non hardy annual.
|Scientific name||Apium Graveolens|
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Indoor sowing: March - April
Outdoor sowing: May - August
Germination: 14 - 21 days
Germination temp.: 18 - 20 °C
Sowing depth: ½ cm
Distance between rows: 60 cm
Plant distance: 20 cm
Plant position: sunny - half shade
Harvest period: May - October
Sow indoors or outdoors under glass from March till April in trays filled with moist soil. Sow sparingly and shallow. Cover the seeds with a very thin layer of soil because Celery is a light germinator. Keep the temperature as even as possible and don't let the temperature drop during the night. Keep moist by covering the trays with a lid. Harden the seedlings of from the beginning of May, when they're large enough to handle. Harden them of by putting them outdoors during the day in the sun of in a coldframe for about 10 - 14 days from the beginning of May. Put them afterwards on a sunny plot from the middle of May, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts. Give them a sunny plot with some half shade and good freedraining soil. Keep the plants about 20 cm apart.
Young seedlings mustn't be exposed for 10 days or longer to temperatures below 13 °C, because this can cause bolting. Celery needs extra manure and a lot of water to thrive. Don't let the soil dry out. Celery grows best in rich, well manured and freedraining soil. Cut the outher stems first when harvesting.
Sow outdoors, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrost from May till August. Sow sparingly and shallow. Press the seeds carefully in the soil or rake them in. Sow in rows and keep the rows about 60 cm apart to make it easier to remove weeds and to harvest. Young seedlings mustn't be exposed for 10 days or longer to temperatures below 13 °C, because this can cause bolting. Celery needs extra manure and a lot of water to thrive. Don't let the soil dry out. Celery grows best in rich, well manured and freedraining soil. Cut the outher stems first when harvesting. You can keep Celery fresh packed in silver foil for a couple of weeks in the crisper compartiment of you fridge. Clean the Celery by removing the strings, leaves and the undersides of the stems.