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Apium graveolens 'Victoria'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Half hardy

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photo by Juliette Wade, copyright GAP Photos (116452)

Plant details

Self-blanching and green celery varieties have removed a lot of the hard work of trenching, and made celery crops available from mid-summer onwards. Plants are grown on the surface, self-blanching varieties producing pale stems without special treatment, while green forms such as 'Victoria' have fine flavour and succulence without any blanching at all. They are not very hardy and should be used up before serious winter frosts - or they may be grown in a cold frame or tucked up with straw to keep them safe well into the winter.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Apium

Species: graveolens

Cultivar: Victoria

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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