Chinese Celery Seeds - Light Green


50-60 Days to Maturity. 30 days for microgreens. Apium graveolens var. secalinum. Light Green Chinese Celery Seeds. Non-GMO Heirloom. Similar to other varieties of Chinese celery, the light green variety delivers a distinct celery flavor and aroma. The plant does not produce ribbed, thick stalks as conventional celery but small, thin stems and leaves. The open-pollinated plant is perfect for container growing and has mild frost tolerance. Perfect for temperate climates, it is decorative and thrives under cut-and-come-again conditions. Try planting alongside cauliflower to save space and maximize nutrient use. Approx. 75,000 seeds per oz.


Chinese Celery Seeds - Light Green - Heirloom

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Other Common Names: Ajmond, ajmud, bari ajmond, can tau, Chinese celery, Chinese small celery, daun saderi cina, gin cai, kan tsai, kan tsoi, khen chaai, kinchai, kin chai, kintsay tsina, kun choy, oriental celery, qin cai, quing cai, rau can tau, saderi, seladeri, selderi, seldry, seri na, and teng chai.

How to Grow Light Green Celery

Climate dependant, Chinese celery has a flexible growing season. Celery plants need a lot of moisture and thrive in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Provide proper coverage and established plants can last all year long. For a constant supply at home, sow seeds twice throughout the year, once in the early spring and again in the late summer. When growing for sale, sow every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Sow seeds indoors and selectively transplant the healthiest seedlings outdoors after hardening off.

Expect slow growth in the early stages; apply nitrogen-rich fertilizer to speed up growth. Take particular care that the soil never dries out. In traditional Chinese agriculture, half-grown plants can be buried most of the way in the soil and preserved underground through the winter for an early February harvest.

Harvesting Light Green Celery

Harvest leaves and young stems when the plant is at any stage, microgreens, or mature plants 10-12" tall.

Culinary Tips

Use anytime other celery varieties are used. Chinese celery is particularly delicious for stir-fries, in soups, and as a finely chopped garnish.

Tips From Our Gardeners

“If you have ever used English or American celery from the supermarket, this variety will blow your socks off! Small and tender yet flavorful. I can’t get enough.”

- Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer

Seeds Per Package

  • 2 g packet - Approximately 5,400 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 75,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 300,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 1,200,000 Seeds
  • 15 lb - Approximately 6,000,000 Seeds

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