Chinese Celery (Apium graveolens)
Chinese Celery, also known as leaf celery or smallage, is a variety of celery (Apium graveolens) that is commonly used in Chinese cuisine. It is similar to Western celery in appearance, with long, thin, hollow stalks and leaves that are bright green and glossy. However, Chinese celery tends to have a more intense flavor and a stronger aroma than Western celery.
Chinese celery is a popular ingredient in stir-fries, soups, and salads, and it is often used as a garnish or flavoring agent in dishes like dumplings and noodles. It is also a common ingredient in Chinese medicine, where it is believed to have various health benefits.
Chinese celery is typically grown in cool, temperate climates, and it is commonly found in East Asia, particularly China, Japan, and Korea. It can be grown in a garden or in a container, and it requires full sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Chinese celery is a relatively easy plant to grow and can be harvested throughout the growing season.
Botanical Name : Apium graveolens
Common name : Chinese Celery
Size at maturity : 12”
Days to maturity : 100
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Winter
Sowing method : Direct Sow
Planting depth : ¼”
Plant spacing : 4”
Ships : Year-round
Average seeds per ounce : Approx. 70,000