Tango Celery, Organic $3.25 $3.25
A greatly improved variety that is early and easy to grow. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Plants are vigorous with good flavor; excellent for shorter seasons and home gardens. Smooth, non-stringy stalks with a big celery crunch and beautiful apple green tops. The most forgiving of all our celery varieties. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Self-blanching 18-20" tall 85 days 50 Seeds Instructions: Start indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 6-10" apart Space rows 24-36" Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Tall Utah Celery, Organic $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - The crisp, stringless 12" stalks of this variety imparts a light, refreshing flavor to soups and stocks. The vigorous 24-30" plants have deep-green leaves, light-green stalks, and compact hearts. Biennial, 100 days. Organic Crisp stringless stalks Refreshingly light flavor Stalks grow to 12 inches Plants are 24-30" tall Biennial, 100 days 250 Seeds per packet This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but is a slow grower and needs a long season or an early start indoors. Instructions - Celery needs light to germinate so sow seeds very shallowly. In cool climates, sow indoors, then moisten and cover with clear plastic. When celery leaves begin to emerge, remove the plastic cover and place the container in a sunny spot, always keeping the soil moist. When there are two true leaves, transplant outside when the soil has warmed and night temperatures have been above 40°. Start Indoors: 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germination: 10-20 Days Plant Outdoors: 8-10” Apart Light: Full Sun or Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
'Merlin' Celery $3.04 $3.29
Renee's Garden - Merlin is a wonderful European variety developed especially for home gardens. These early-producing, vigorous plants reliably yield tall 12-inch tender stalks. Enjoy Merlin right from the garden as an easy, cooling treat, and harvest the juicy stalks for fresh salads or crunchy sweet snacks. Add them to soups, stews, and many other dishes. Air dry the leaves to use in winter cooking. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K as well as folate and potassium. Characteristics: Productive, vigorous plants Great tasting, crunch-sweet thick stalks Vitamin-rich Instructions - Start celery in spring, when temperatures are above 50°F (10°C) day and night. Plant in full sun or, in hot summer areas, where there is afternoon shade. Celery is a heavy feeder; amend soil well with a high nitrogen fertilizer before planting. Sow seeds thinly, about 1-2 inches apart, and cover very lightly. Be patient and keep the seedbed evenly moist while awaiting germination which is slow and uneven. When seedlings are 3 inches tall, thin to 8 inches apart to grow to maturity. For growing success and optimum flavor and yield, growing celery plants must be kept consistently moist and well-fed. Check often and water regularly; a thick mulch of compost helps maintain moisture. Fertilize every few weeks with a high-nitrogen fertilizer or fish emulsion solution. Harvest outside stalks at maturity as needed or cut the whole plant. Plant in: April-May for cold winters or March-May for mild winters Full sun or partial shade Sow Seeds: 1/4" Days to germinate: 1-2" apart; cover thinly Mature Height: 12" Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Pink Plume Celery, 1894 Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
Seed Exchange - Introduced in 1894 by the Peter Henderson & Company seed house of New York, this beautiful purple celery quickly gained popularity, and by 1903 it was offered by over 100 seed houses across North America. Its compact plants offer an abundance of stalks and leaves, which have a dark-purple flush on inner stalks and leaf tips. The thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense, almost fennel-like, flavor. Biennial, 80-90 days Organic Small, compact plants with an abundance of stalks and leaves Dark purple blush of color on inner stalks and leaf tips Thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense fennel-like flavor Biennial, 90-100 days to maturity Instructions - Celery needs light to germinate so sow seeds very shallowly. In cool climates, sow indoors, then moisten and cover with clear plastic. When celery leaves begin to emerge, remove the plastic cover and place the container in a sunny spot, always keeping the soil moist. When there are two true leaves, transplant outside when the soil has warmed and night temperatures have been above 40°. Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4 weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germinates in 10-20 days Plant Rows 8-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)