Celery, Pink Plume
- 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
Introduced in 1894 by the Peter Henderson & Co. seed house of New York. By 1903 over 100 seed houses across North America were offering this variety. Compact plants with an abundance of stalks and leaves that have a dark purple blush of color on inner stalks and leaf tips. Thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense fennel-like flavor. Biennial, 80-90 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.