Germ 5-7 days
There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of work being done with celery varieties so Conquistador is a welcome newcomer. It is earlier by several weeks than other celeries. While we wouldn’t call it string-free it is noticeably less stringy than the Utah types. Best, it has a very pleasant crisp, clean flavor. 100 seeds pelleted
Indoors- 10-12 weeks before last frost, soak seeds 24 hours, plant 1/4” deep. Keep soil at 70-75 degrees and moist. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost 8-12” apart.
Harvest- The stalks over 8-10”, from outside in. Entire plant late summer through the fall.
Tips- A heavy feeder. Add compost to planting area then fertilize regularly, mulch and keep moist.