Ventura
Ventura

Ventura Celery OG/BD

(80 days) Open-pollinated. Ventura takes the difficulty out of growing celery. Glossy bright green plants 28–30" tall have 12" stalks and well-developed hearts. Widely adapted. “Vigorous growth, good taste, very little punkiness in the center,” praises Nicholas Panjiris. Develops beautiful thick crisp stalks with rich never-harsh flavor even in less-than-ideal conditions. Easy to grow as long as young plants receive adequate moisture, a necessity for steady growth. Irrigate if necessary. Some tolerance to fusarium, but susceptible to boron deficiency. Certified biodynamic seed.


3624 Ventura OG/BD
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A: 0.1g for $2.70  
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B: 0.2g for $4.60  
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C: 0.4g for $8.00  
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D: 2g for $20.00  
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E: 10g for $90.00  
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Additional Information

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