Blanch celery - Knowledgebase Question

Elkhart, In
Question by feliciacarus
February 19, 2010
I just bought celery seeds. The package suggests blanching for 2 weeks before harvesting. Please explain how I would do this.

Answer from NGA
February 19, 2010


Blanching celery turns the green part white and makes it more tender and less bitter. Blanching is done one of two ways. The first way is to just slowly build a soil mound around a growing celery plant. Every few days add a little more dirt and at harvest the celery plant will be blanched.

The other method is to cover the lower half of the celery plant with thick brown paper or cardboard a few weeks before you plan to harvest the celery.

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