Growing Utah 53-70 Celery Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Apium Graveolens
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 2-10
- Planting Depth: ¼"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist soil with ph level of 6 to 7
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full or Partial Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to slugs and snails
- Color: Dark green
- Flavor: Mild and crunchy texture
Seeds Per Package:
- 1.5 g - Approximately 3,750 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 70,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 280,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,120,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 5,600,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 28,000,000 Seeds
The Utah 52-70 can be sown indoors and transplanted after ten to twelve weeks, or can be sown directly outdoors ten to twelve weeks before the last average frost of the season. These seeds do best in moist soil with a pH level between six and seven. Sow the celery seeds a quarter inch deep in the soil, with twelve inches between plants and eighteen to twenty four inches between rows. While growing, the Utah 52-70 crops will need plenty of constant watering. When the stalks have reached at least six inches tall, they can be harvested by cutting at the base. The stalks can be refrigerated and used within a couple of weeks.
Check out this this article by Texas A&M about the history of celery as medicine.