Giant Pascal Celery

Apium graveolens

Growing Zones 10-11
  • Height: 18-24″
  • Width: 11-2″
  • Spacing:  12″
  • Days to Maturation:  135 Days
  • Location: Part Sun / Part Shade
  • Water:  Average




‘Giant Pascal’, also known as ‘Pascal Giant’, is a French variety heirloom which grows 2 feet high and has light green leaves and 2 inches thick stems with a nutty flavor. With stems this large, make sure the plants are watered adequately, or they will become hollow or dry. Celery is a biennial generally grown as an annual. It requires deep, well drained soil with plenty of organic matter and a pH between 6.5 and 7.5. Celery seed is notorious for slow germination, and if the ground is too warm, it may never come up at all. Aim for a soil temperature of about 70 Fahrenheit for best results, and plant indoors. Seeds require light to germinate. When seedlings have 5 or 6 leaves, harden them off and transplant to their permanent growing site, about 4 inches deep. If your variety is not self-blanching, plant seedlings in a 1 foot deep trench, which gradually is filled in as the celery grows, preventing it from greening and becoming bitter. Celery is a very thirsty plant, and must have a strong continuous supply of water. Mid-season fertilization will also help. Be on the lookout for slugs, and place beer traps if they become a problem. Incecticidal soap can discourage aphids.Open Pollinated. Plant produces jumbo size celery.