Origin: Philomath, Oregon
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~200
Germination tested 11/2023: 71%
Life cycle: Biennial
From our source for these seeds, breeder Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon. Here's what Frank has to say about 'Redpar' celery: "This cutting celery comes from a cross between our 'Redventure' and a fancy cut-leaf celery called 'Parcel'. Stems are long and slim, red with dark green leaves that are puckered and dissected in a parsley-like manner. Used like any cutting celery in cooking, but especially nice as a salad addition, a stirring straw for Bloody Marys, or atop fried eggs. Spring transplant 8-12" apart for repeat harvest into winter." Like most celeries, this is a biennial, so you may need to mulch it heavily or dig it up and keep in a root cellar to overwinter. Expect a stronger flavor than the average celery, making it especially useful in soups, stews, pot pies, etc. Enjoy!
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