Peppermint Stick Celery
Spicy and colourful!
A beautiful addition to your garden and dishes. Used in soups, stews, salads, and as a garnish, the pink and white stalks, and green to deep red leaves, will brighten any dish. It has a spicy celery flavour and can be harvested from 85 days.
Seed count: Approximately 50 seeds
Best planting: January – May, August
Ease of growth: Medium
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 45+ cm
- Growth type: This variety is suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space, and has a bush or compact growth habit.
- Ideal germination temperature: 15°C
- Average germination in days: 5-7 days
- Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage, however, it can be sown directly in the soil from the start.
- Plant type: Tender
- Plant use: Grown either mainly as a leaf crop or the young leaves can be used as salad greens.
- Plant/row spacing: 20 cm/50 cm
- Days to harvest: 100+ days
- Seed treatment:
Chill in the fridge for 2 weeks – A number of seeds need cold treatment prior to sowing. If not chilled, the seed’s internal ‘germination mechanism’ does not get turned on.
Needs light to germinate – Light is a requirement for a number of seeds. If planted too deeply the seeds will simply not germinate. In this case, the seeds should be very lightly covered with fine sand, soil or vermiculite.