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Apium graveolens var. dulce
90 to 105 days — A giant Pascal-type celery, 'Tendercrisp' produces a tall compact plant that reaches twenty-four to twenty-six inches in height and forms a large head. The stalks are smooth, thick, and dark green. A heavy yielding variety that is resistant to boron and magnesium deficiencies and possesses some tolerance to western celery mosaic virus. Bred and introduced by Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in 1969. Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 200 seeds.
Planting Instructions: Start transplants indoors from February through April. Soil must be kept above 55ºF but below 85ºF. Germination is very slow – up to three weeks. Keep moist but not wet.
Sow celery seed ¼ to ½ inch deep, 6 to 10 inches (15-25cm) apart; space rows 24 inches (61cm) apart.
Transplant out when plants are three to five inches tall after danger of frost has passed. They like rich soil loaded with organic matter with a pH of about 6.5. They are a very heavy feeder.
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