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Celery, Ventura (Organic)

Apium graveolens. 80-100 days.

The classic American celery! An improved Tall Utah type, Ventura celery is named after the town Andrew grew up in. When he was a kid riding his bike around Ventura, California, he saw many fields of celery growing interspersed with strawberry fields and lemon orchards. Once one of the most common workhorse celery varieties, Ventura has recently become less common and has undeservedly been eclipsed by proprietary celery varieties. Ventura is productive and perfect for market farms and home gardens alike. It has great sweet flavor with that delicious celery crunch. We find celery tastes better when grown organically, giving it more of that celery zing – especially when given lots of fertility and water. Winter hardy down to about 20°F. Good fusarium and bolt resistance.

Packet ≈ 200 seeds

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Large Packet ≈ 600 seeds

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1 g ≈ 2,400 seeds

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1/4 oz

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1 oz

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Geographical Origin

Sow in pots indoors March through April. Germination in 2-3 weeks. Transplant in fertile soil when plants are 3” tall, to 4-8” centers for celery leaf and 12″ centers for celeriac/celery. Keep well fertilized, watered, and cultivated. Harvest leaves as needed or whole plants when mature.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds in second year from 15 or more plants for replanting or culinary use. Cut seed stalks when seeds are dry, thresh by hand, dancing, or hitting seed stalk against sides of a bucket. Winnow and screen to clean. Isolate from other A. graveolens by at least ¼ mile.

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