Celery & Celeriac

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Samantha
Location:
Boxford, MA, United States
Date:
January 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Try it Youll like it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? A exciting, "go to" herb!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This celery looks more like parsley in my garden. It is small and short of stem, but its foliage packs a powerful flavor punch. Add it to cooking in place of parsley as an herb, or use it as a salad green in a mix with other greens. It is delicious. After starting it under lights in spring 2014, and watching it slowly mature in my garden over the summer, it was only in the fall that I could pick and enjoy it. The winter of 2015-2016 was brutal and though I covered it with salt marsh hay, I thought the -20F temperatures would be the end of it. Of course we had 11' of snow, so it was well protected. Spring of 2016, there it was! We enjoyed it all summer. I still don't know if it is a biennial or a perennial. I have it under protection for the winter, but I am buying more seeds to start…just in case.

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KYWeaver
Location:
Lexington, KY, United States
Date:
December 14, 2015
          5.0
 
Celeryflavored parsley
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Strong flavor, easy to grow

What are the cons? Slow to get started

Review:

This is my third year growing this. For cooking, this stuff is awesome. Start and grow just like parsley. It does like a lot of water and nitrogen, and takes a few months to get big enough to harvest. Once it is big enough to harvest, use just like regular celery in soups and stews. The flavor is much stronger, but the stalks are smaller, so I just use the same number of stalks as I would regular celery, and it all evens out. The leaves are great used like parsley, but remember that flavor! It is gross eaten raw, though, so if you like crudites, buy the grocery store stuff. It is very hardy and can be harvested most of the winter. It will flower in the spring, as it is biennial.

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MamaPlo
Location:
Wahoo, NE, United States
Date:
September 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Very strong great flavor
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I at first didn't know what to use this for, so mostly the black swallowtail cats ate it. I originally bought it for the strong scent to deter pests. Well, I wish I had tried it before!! I have about five or six of these (sharing with the caterpillars), and finally tried it in a more "fall like" dish, chicken and dumplings or the like, and it is FANTASTIC. Yes, tastes like celery but the depth of flavor is so, so much better. You use less of it, but you don't get that watery bite like with celery, it's more like an herb. Def will grow it next year, and I'll use it right away instead of waiting. Not for fresh eating really, it's extremely strong, but absolutely perfect in dishes!

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Juneberry
Location:
stanley, ND
Date:
June 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Zwolsche Krul Celery
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? companion plant, indoors

What are the cons? none, indoors.

Review:

I have not tried this leaf celery outdoors or in a greenhouse, but it has done very well in a very large container with Leut hot red Hungarian pepper, placed indoors in an east-facing window. The leaf celery will go wilty if it does not have enough water, but will pop right back up when watered. This helps me to know when it is time to water it's companion, the pepper, which has been producing waves of peppers (about a dozen per wave). The red pepper doesn't seem to change the flavor of the celery much, and we use the celery fresh in salads, pestos, and cooked in soups and stir fry. I always do a fine chop or mince for the celery. The celery does seem to take a long time to germ and get past a delicate looking stage, but is worth the wait. I cannot estimate the germ rate, because I just sprinkle seeds on top of the soil and keep moist. This makes a handsome house plant and is yummy,too. Use in moderation until you are familiar with the strength which is more like parsley.

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pat
Date:
November 25, 2011
          4.0
 
interesting cultivar
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This is a great plant for gardeners with sandy soils. Typical celery has low tolerance for less than the best soil, while this plant is like parsley in its growth habit and soil tolerance, and yet has strong celery flavor. I am in z7 so I expect it to over-winter and self-sow in spring. Using the seeds for flavoring will be quite welcome.

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