Single Packet of 1,000 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow a garden filled with the refreshing scent of Celery 52-70, from freshly harvested Apium graveolens seeds. Utah 52-70 is a delicious variety of Celery, which produces 12 inch stalks. The hearts are compact, and grow in an upright habit, forming up to 30 inch tall plants. Use freshly cut celery in many culinary dishes, including pot pies, stir fry, salads & soups and more. The crops establish within a single growing season, producing complete crops within 100 days. If the crowns are kept in the ground, the plants will return the following season to produce seeds.
Utah 52-70, like all celery, is a biennial crop. As explained above, the plants will grow for a 2 seasons, producing delicious, edible stalks. The plants can be allowed to "bolt," or go to seed, after the first winter. By covering the crown of the plant with mulch, or protecting it from harsh winter frosts, your Celery plant will return the next year to produce small, white flowers. Seeds can then be collected for resowing the following season.
Sowing The Seed
Celery seeds can be started indoors, 10 to 12 weeks prior to the last frost. The seeds will require direct sunlight to germinate properly, so it is recommended that you sow the seeds directly to the surface of the soil, softly pushing them into place. Transplant or direct sow outdoors, when temperatures are mildly cool.
Celery is a cool weather crop, so it will prefer temperatures of roughly 60F for best results. You should plant in an area of full sunlight, and also provide a soil that is rich in organic matter. Keep in mind that the sowing medium should be well drained. To improve your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Celery seeds will typically germinate within as little as 5 to 7 days, but can sometimes take up to 14 days. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 30 inches tall, producing 12 inch, edible stalks. The plants can be spaced about 6 to 10 inches apart from one another, in rows that are spaced roughly 24 to 36 inches apart. The plants should not be kept in temperatures under 55F for more than a week, as this can cause premature bolting.
Harvesting Utah 52-70 Celery
To harvest your Utah 52-70 Celery crops, simply cut the celery 1 to 2 inches from the ground. It's best to wait the full 90 to 100 days before harvesting, for the best flavor. Leaving behind the crown will allow new plant life to grow in the second year. This is when the flowers will appear, producing several hundred seeds. Store in the fridge, or eat fresh.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.