Apium graveolens secalinum. Actually a seasoning Celery that does not produce an enlarged stalk, Afina is even more aromatic and flavorful than regular Celery
. From one of our favorite Dutch seed producers, Afina grows about 18" tall, looks like flat-leafed Parsley and is packed with big Celery flavor. Cutting Celery is a bit finicky to get started but once transplanted into the garden, it is relatively easy. In Holland, Afina's leaves and hollow stalks are used to flavor soups and stews. It may also be dried by hanging upside down in a well-ventilated area. It is best raised as transplants 10 to 12 weeks before transplanting outside after the last spring frost date
. Tender perennial. (OP.) HZ: 8-10. Treat as an annual.
Average seed life: 1 year.
One packet of about 250 seeds