Celery & Celeriac

Ouiser Boudreaux
Imperial, CA
May 13, 2013
Celery in the desert
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? Germinated well disease resist

What are the cons? Not for hot weather


I live in the desert southeast of California in Imperial County, think El Centro, Yuma, Palm Springs. I know celery does not do well here but I wanted to try it anyway. I planted in a garden that got sun only till about noon. All the seeds germinated, I grew it very close together in a row. I tried to blanch the stems by piling dirt around them and probably would have done better with straw. The leaves can be dried to make a salty, additive to recipes. The lower stalks were harvested when the plant was a foot tall and they were still small because I planted later than I could have and our Spring weather was getting warm in March. I use the stalks to cook with and I love them. I am going to buy it again and plant at the end of summer and see if I can get bigger, less bitter plants. I don't see anything wrong with this plant other than I grew a cool weather plant in warmer weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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