Aimers International Celery Amsterdam Leaf Seed Packet
Amsterdam Leaf Celery. Heirloom vegetable. Variety originated in Greece. Attractive compact bushy plants with small hollow stems. Leaves are curled, highly aromatic and stronger tasting than stalk celery. Used as a garnish and for flavouring in soups, stews and many other slow cooking dishes.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Start Indoors
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 14 - 21
Days to Harvest 60 - 80
Height: 30 - 45cm (12 - 18in)
Start seed indoors 10-12 weeks before your typical last frost date. Germination occurs in 3 weeks at 21-24 C (70-75 F). After germination grow seedlings on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature of 16 C (60 F). Harden off and transplant to a sunny site in the garden in mid May to mid June. A fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0 is best. Set plants 15-20cm (6-8in) apart in rows spaced 90cm (36in) apart. Blanche the stalks by gradually earthing up the stems, beginning when they are roughly 30cm (12in) high. Feed regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Keeping the soil evenly moist through the entire growing season is absolutely critical for proper stalk formation.