The Purple celery from Tours is an old local French variety from the Touraine area in France. It is one of these varieties you will not find sold commercially. This stunning purple celery variety from Tours, called in French "celeri violet de Tours" produces large, broad, tender and meaty purple stalks with large dark green leaves. It is very decorative in the garden. The stalks can be eaten raw or cooked added to salads, soups, stews.
Scientific Name: Apium graveolens
Plant Life Cycle: Biennal
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18-23°C
Germination time in days: 10-20 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well draining and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow open, in trays, 8 to 10 weeks before final planting. Cover thinly with compost, tamp lightly then water with a spray so as not to bury the seeds. Transplant out when the plants have 6 to 8 leaves, after the last frosts, 30 cm apart in all directions.