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Kintsai Seed (Chinese Celery)

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Apium graveolens

  • Very sweet and delicate in flavour.
  • Unlike ordinary celery this dwarf form can be grown in pots for use in Winter without heat.
  • Grows outdoors too.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 140 seeds.

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Very sweet with a delicate flavour. The leaves can be used to add piquancy to Summer salads or as an alternative to watercress as a garnish.

Unlike ordinary celery this dwarf form can be grown under protection in pots for use in Winter without heat as it is more hardy than conventional celery varieties.

Given good open weather, sowing to maturity can be as little as ten weeks.

  • Sow under protection March - April in modules or small pots. Barely cover the seed.
  • Grow on under protection allowing the plants to root out fully and produce a reasonable amount of leaf.
  • Plant out 12" - 18" (30 - 45 cm) apart in rows 12" - 18" (30 - 45 cm) apart in late May / early June and after all fear of frost.
  • Do not be in too much of a rush to plant out - as premature planting when cold will cause bolting.
  • Top Tips
  • Whilst celery generally prefers a deep and rich soil, Kintsai is no quite so fussy and can successfully be grown in containers. We would suggest one plant per 5 litre container.
  • Watering shortly before harvest will make your Celery store for longer.
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