Golden Pascal Celery (Heirloom 101 Days)
The Golden Pascal Celery is a French Heirloom pre-1930. In 1930 D. M Ferry wrote, “We recommend it as being the very best quality for fall and early winter use. It blanches to a beautiful yellowish white color, is very solid and crisp, and of a fine, nutty flavor. The stalks are of medium height, very thick, the upper portion nearly round but broadening and flattening near the base”.
Germination: 14-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/8-1/4" deep
Sowing Indoors: Start 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Soaking seeds overnight aids germination. Keep soil moist and temperatures at 70-75ºF. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost, 8-12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas
Harvest: Stalks over 8-10”, from the outside first. Harvest entire plant late summer through the fall.
Tips: The Golden Pascal Celery needs fertile soil and consistent moisture throughout the entire season for optimum growth. Add compost to the planting area and fertilize regularly, mulch, and keep moist.