Apium graveolens 

Celerie   Celery   Apio   Staudensellerie

Crop Rotation Group :Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family)celery

Soil :Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in before planting.

Position : Shade or partial afternoon shade.

Frost tolerant : Light frost only, damaged by hard freezes.


Helps: Bush beans, brassicas, cucumber
Helped by:
Cosmos, daisies, snapdragons, leeks, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, bush beans
corn, aster flowers


Sow and Plant :Sow indoors in early spring, and set out transplants when they are big enough to handle.

Germination: 5-12 days

Spacing : Single Plants: 7″ (20cm) each way; Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 11″ (30cm) row gap

Feeding : Liquid feed every two weeks throughout the season.

Harvesting :Cut individual stalks as needed in the kitchen, or pull entire plants.

Yield per 10ft (3m) rows: 8-13lbs

Time to harvest: 120-150 days

Troubleshooting :

Resents hot, humid weather.
Aster flowers, can transmit the aster yellows disease

Notes :Garden-grown celery is looser and darker green than the supermarket version, with much more intense flavor. Provide water as needed to the soil moist in dry weather.