Merlin is a wonderful European variety developed especially for home gardens. These early producing, vigorous plants reliably yield tall 12 inch tender stalks. Enjoy Merlin right from the garden as an easy, cooling treat, and harvest the juicy stalks for fresh salads or crunchy sweet snacks. Add them to soups, stews and many other dishes. Air dry the leaves to use in winter cooking. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K as well as folate and potassium.
Product Weight: .35 grams / Approximately 750 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Crunchy sweet
Days to Harvest: 90-130 days
Days to Seed Germination: 6 to 14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1 cm (1/4")
Seed Spacing: 5 cm (2")
Row Spacing: 20 cm (8")
Plant Spacing: 15-20 cm (6-8")
Growing Height: 30 cm (12")
Planting Instructions: Start in early spring, 8-10 weeks before night temperatures are evenly above 50°F (10°C). Sow seeds thinly in containers of seed starting mix. Cover very lightly. Keep evenly moist; germination is uneven and takes up to 21 days.
For growing success and optimum flavor and yield, growing celery plants must be kept consistently moist and well fed. Check often and water regularly; a thick mulch of compost helps maintain moisture. Fertilize every few weeks with a high nitrogen fertilizer or Evolve Fish Fertilizer. Harvest outside stalks at maturity as needed or cut whole plant.