January 2, 2023
From red radishes, black carrots, and purple corn - welcome into your garden the pink celery! Aside from adding more color to your garden, you’ll be adding more variety to your plant collection. This variety of celery was brought from China and was mainly cultivated for high-end restaurants.
The Chinese pink celery (Apium graveolens) is a simple variety to grow and makes a great choice for beginner gardeners! In fact, this Asian-type celery is much easier to grow than European-type celery. It requires full sun and temperatures between 70-75 F˚ to grow and is sprouting just after 15 - 20 days of planting. Seeds can be started indoors 8 - 12 weeks before frost and can then be transplanted after the late spring. When fully mature, the celery stalks produce a delicately sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Its vibrant pink color makes it a vibrant addition to many salads and cooked dishes. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to add the new celery to your garden.