Celery

Vegetables

Summary

Celery, Apium graveolens, is an aromatic biennial plant in the family Apicaceae grown primarily for its stalk and taproot which are used as vegetables.

Description

The rhombic leaves of the celery plant grow in a rosette and are 3–6 cm (1.2–2.4 in) long and 2–4 cm (0.8–1.6 in) broad on a branched central stem which is highly ribbed. The plant produces creamy white flowers in dense umbels (an umbrella of short flower stalks) and produces broad oval seeds 1.5–2 mm (<0.1 in) long and wide. Celery is a biennial plant that is commonly grown as an annual and it can reach a height of about 1 m.

Additional Info

Celery is eaten around the world as a vegetable. Both the taproot and leaves are often used. Temperate countries grow celery for its seeds, which are often mixed with salt to make celery salt for seasoning

Varieties

Tango


Details

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Habits

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Exposure
  • Full Sun
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Uses
  • Vegetable Garden
Features
  • Edible Fruit/Foliage
Sub-Categories
  • Vegetables
Growing Tips

Celery plants grow optimally in cool, moist locations and will tolerate some shade but will not tolerate heat.

Watering

It needs between 1 and 1.5 inches of water per week. If celery doesn't get the moisture it needs, it'll shrivel and get extra stringy.

Fertilizing

Celery is a very heavy feeder and should be fed every 10–14 days with a balanced fertilizer.


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