All year round.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. For longevity you can store with the base in a little water, changing the water daily. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Celery, as we know it today, is very much an Italian vegetable and was used in the Middle Ages. White celery, which farmers grew away from the sunlight, was the most common variety and in Europe it's still popular.
- Celery belongs to the parsley family
- Green-stemmed celery which was developed in the United States in the 1940s and was successfully introduced into New Zealand in the 1960s
- Plant celery from September to December
- Protect growing celery from snails
- Celery requires regular watering to grow
Celery is a good source of vitamin K and a source of potassium.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.