Golden Self Blanching Celery (Heirloom 105 Days)
Heirloom-pre 1885. The Golden Self Blanching Celery is the type that blanches to a yellowish gold by fall. Stalks are close to 2’ tall. Flavor and texture are excellent, however, this variety does require quite a long growing season.
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 Self Blanching 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.