Celery is a widely used vegetable. It is usually grown for its crisp leaf stalks. The leaves have a strong flavor and are used to flavor soups and stews, or as a dried herb.
Apium graveolens subsp. dulce
Persil des marais
Basic information and facts
Celery is grown in many regions around the world, including the Mediterranean area, Australia, South Africa and South America.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
Celery is a biennial plant but often grown as an annual.
Climate and weather:
Celery grows best in temperate climates with mild or cool weather, but will not grow well in cold climates.
celery is grown from seeds. Usually the seedlings are transplanted.
The petioles and leaves are harvested when the crop reaches the right stage.
Celery is used as a vegetable. The crisp leaf stalks are used in salads. The strong flavor leaves are used in soups soups and stews, but are also sold as a dried herb. Seeds are used to produce oils for perfumes
Did you know that?
- Celery is used in weight-loss diets. It provides low-calorie dietary fiber.
- In some people, celery can cause severe allergic reactions.
- Celery has been used as a medicinal plant to treat hangovers and also as an aphrodisiac.