Apium graveolens var. dulce 'Tango'
Celery - F1 Hybrid 'Tango'
Apium graveolens var. dulce Celery 'Tango' is a self-blanching variety with beautiful apple-green, smooth stems with good flavour and texture for that all important Celery crunch. It has good bolting resistance and stands well during hot weather for reliable crops.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Apium graveolens var. dulce|
|Common name||Celery - F1 Hybrid 'Tango'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Stem colour||Green, White|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds mid March to April under glass for transplanting outdoors, thinly in seedtrays or pots of good seed compost at 15-20 (59-68F). Sow on the surface of the firmed compost and cover with a very fine layer of compost or vermiculite. Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle into modules or small pots of compost and maintain a minimum temperature of 15C (59F). Harden off and plant outside in well-prepared soil once all frost risk has passed allowing 38cm (15 inches) between each plantCelery requires a moist soil at all times to avoid the stems becoming tough and stringy. Water celery plants frequently, particularly during hot dry periods. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. Celery can be harvested from August onwards, or when the stems reach around 3cm (12in), by lifting the plants with a garden fork. Lift all plants before the first frosts.|