A traditional red celery variety, tried and trusted by generations of gardeners in England. Stalks are a striking purple, and turn pink when cooked. Quite cold hardy with a full, old-fashioned celery flavor that just improves as the weather cools. Slightly open habit but will hold until well after Christmas. Giant Red is a reliable trench variety which is a traditional performer and well worth growing. It is very hardy and has a purple tinge to the stalks which turn pink when blanched. It has an excellent, good old fashioned flavor.
Start indoors 10–12 weeks before last frost, plant out 1 week after frost. For fall harvest, transplant 3 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Bolting is caused by 10 days below 55˚F, when hardening off for transplant, reduce water 7-10 days. Do not harden off celery by lowering temperatures. Can handle heat and consistent moisture but prefers cool temps between 60-70˚F. Requires fertility for best crop. Garden harvest by cutting outside stalks as needed. For market remove outward growing stems and leaves, cut entire plant just below ground. Seeds require light to germinate, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 6.1-7.0. Hardiness zones 7. Biennial.
Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.
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May 11, 2021
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Mar 21, 2021
planting instructions state germination will take 126 days... what? otherwise, nice packaging, fast shipping.
Feb 23, 2021
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Feb 16, 2021
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