Small, compact plants with an abundance of stalks and leaves
Dark purple blush of color on inner stalks and leaf tips
Thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense fennel-like flavor
Biennial, 90-100 days to maturity
Introduced in 1894 by the Peter Henderson & Company seed house of New York, this beautiful purple celery quickly gained popularity, and by 1903 it was offered by over 100 seed houses across North America. Its compact plants offer an abundance of stalks and leaves, which have a dark-purple flush on inner stalks and leaf tips. The thin, solid stalks are sweet with an intense, almost fennel-like, flavor. Biennial, 80-90 days.