Golden Self-Blanching Celery
Apium graveolens var. dulce90 days — A very old standard variety whose synonyms include 'Dwarf Golden Self-Blanching' and 'Burpee's Golden Self-Blanching'. The plants are stocky, solid, thick, with the stalks that blanch easily. It is vigorous growing with upright medium green foliage. The roots are round, smooth and have good inner quality with high yields.
It was introduced as 'Golden Self-Blanching' by the now defunct Johnson & Stokes Seed Company in 1883. Here is what they had to say about it in their 1890 catalog, "Unlike other self-blanching varieties, it is a good keeper. The stocks grow vigorously, with large ribs, very thickly and closely set. It is entirely self-blanching, without any banking up or covering whatever, even the outer ribs assuming a yellowish-white color of a very fresh and pleasing appearance." Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 225 seeds.