Redventure

Redventure Celery OG

(84 days) Open-pollinated. Inspired cross of Giant Red Celery and Ventura by Frank Morton in the early 1990s, now a stabilized cultivar. This marriage of opposites brings out the best of both partners and hides the flaws. Wanting to offer red celery, we trialed heirloom Giant Red but found it tough, stringy and too strong for modern palates. However, when combined with Ventura, the harshness and textural flaws disappeared into a delicious chewy stem with plenty of interior red color. Not as tender as Ventura, but with an enhanced flavor that will really enliven soups, salads and casseroles. OSSI. Seed purchased directly from the independent breeder.


3630 Redventure OG
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Celery & Celeriac

Apium graveolens

Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
0.2 gram packet ~500 seeds; 0.4 gram packet ~1000 seeds. 75,000 seeds per oz.

Culture: Tender, must be started indoors in March, 10–12 weeks before setting out. Virginian Pam Dawling suggests that falling apple blossoms are a good phenological sign that transplanting time for these crops has arrived. Young seedlings grow slowly, requiring rich moist soil to survive. Regular rainfall or irrigation is necessary for good growth, flavor and yields. Celery withstands light fall frosts but is killed by serious cold.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 59–70°. Ideally, fluctuating temperatures 68° day, 59° night. Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.

Disease: F: Fusarium