Utah 52-70 Celery (100 days)
The Utah 52-70 Celery is taller and greener than the previous selections. The bottom portion of the stalk can run close to a foot in length. A better choice for short-season areas. While it may be a bit stringy, the flavor will be fine and it can be harvested at various stages of maturity.
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 Utah 52-70 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.