These slow bolting Summer Kintsai Celery Seeds have vigorous, upright growth, and dark green leaves over long, crunchy, fibreless, hollow stalks. Chinese celery has a stronger flavour and is generally easier (and much faster) to grow. Use the leaves as well as the stalks in stir-fries, soups, salads, and dumplings. If you have had trouble growing regular celery in the past, or if you don't want to wait the three months or more it takes to mature, try Summer Kintsai Celery seeds and you'll become a lifetime convert. All the flavour minus the fuss of regular celery.
Sow seeds no more than 5mm (¼?) deep, 3 seeds per pot, and thin to the strongest plant.Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Celery is a heavy feeder and needs rich, moist soil. Add compost to soil and apply ¼-½ cup of complete organic fertilizer per 1.5m (5?) of row. Transplant when seedlings are 10-12cm (4-5?) tall, in mid-May to July. Space transplants 30cm (12?) apart in rows at least 45cm (18?) apart. Water frequently. Premature bolting may result from young plants being exposed to temperatures below 13°C (55°F) for several days.Harvest
For best flavour and longer storage, water plants the day before harvest. Stalks on the outside of the plant can be harvested at any time. The entire plant may be harvested once the desired size is reached, but the home gardener should leave the plant in the garden and take only what is needed, leaving the root intact. If winter is not too cold, celery will stand in the garden until spring, allowing for light pickings for soups and salads.