Angelica (Minnesota 're-wilded')
100 seeds minimum
NO GERMINATION TEST PERFORMED*
Origin: Duluth, Minnesota
Angelica, sometimes referred to as garden angelica and wild celery, is from the Apiaceae family. It is a biennial plant, cultivated for its sweetly scented edible stems and roots.
This variety comes the garden of our friend Francois Medion, of Duluth, Minnesota, where it has become a 're-wilded' fixture in his backyard. Francois originally got this seed from a feral population on the side of the road in Minnesota.
Francois is a talented bread maker and market gardener. If you stop into the Duluth Grill, right off I-35 as you are entering into Duluth, you may just be eating some of his produce.
*Angelica seed is notorious for being difficult to germinate. This seed was collected in the fall of 2017, and it is has been kept outside all winter to mimic its fussy stratification habit, which is essentially wild. We received this seed from Francois recently and we did not have time for a germination test. It currently resides in our freezer. We put seeds into packets as they are ordered.
Angelica seed needs direct sunlight for germination. Do NOT bury the seed when you plant it. Instead, scatter it on top of the soil that you are planting into. Keep it wet.
With seed that has dried out like ours, we recommend planting into potting soil in trays or pots, placing the pots or trays into plastic bags, and putting them in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Remove from fridge and take pots/trays out of plastic bag, then set outside in direct sun. Remember to keep it wet.
can be beneficial to planting into potting soil in pots/trays, it can be beneficial put the seeded pots or trays in plastic bags