Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Nan Ling Cutting Celery


    Apium graveolens

    Min Qty: 0.5 g

    Description:  Familiar addition to many Asian soups and stews, these pencil thin stalks can be harvested starting at 60 days.  Less crunchy than other varieties typically found in the US, gives a stronger, more authentic flavor.  Grows 12-18" high.

    Planting Instructions:   60 days.  Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost.  Scatter seeds on top of a sterile potting mix in flats or pots.  Cover with a thin layer of soil,1/8-1/4" thick.  Keep evenly moist until germination, typically 2-4 weeks and warm, 70-75F.  Transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and the plants have at least 2 sets of true leaves.  Harden off plants 7-10 days before transplanting.  Set plants 9-12" apart in well-prepared soil that is extremely rich and well-drained.  Choose a location with full sun.  Water them well.  Celery is a heavy feeder, so fertilize every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.  Harvest outer stalks, then entire plant at the end of the season.