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What is the proper name for soup celery and where can I buy the seed.


By Libba

Co. Londonderry, United Kingdom Gb

In Northern Ireland we call it 'soup celery' but I don't know what it is called in gardening catalogues and don't know where to buy the seed. I did get a packet called 'par-cel' from Nicky's Nursery but am not really sure if this is what we call soup celery. This is all very strange because we can buy soup celery in virtually all greengrocers here. So it definitely hasn't gone extinct.



Okay if you can buy it what does it look like Libba? Does it look like normal celery or os it a large root? If a root it is celeriac.
Alternatively if you can buy it at the greengrocers ask what its proepr name is.

12 Apr, 2009


Hi, I'm new to this site, I found it yesterday and as a not very proficient gardener it's really helpful. I searched the Soup Celery plant and I found this site with loads about celery
and it seems to be Apium graveolens var. secalinum
If you paste that into an image search page you can see lots of pictures and make sure that's the right plant.
I hope this is helpful

12 Apr, 2009


Flat Leaf parsley - I use it all the time in England

24 Jul, 2010


Libba - don't know if you already have found the answer - after searching for the same for myself - i finally found some which i am growing this year - it germinated really well and i have now planted out.

i got my seeds on thompson morgan - they call it cutting celery on there

have noticed nickys nursery now selling a couple of types too - one is a new red one

Cutting Celery Leaf - Dark Green Soup
A dark green variety of cutting celery or soup celery. Excellent for Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
£0.95 Av 1,000 seeds

Cutting Celery Leaf - Red Soup
A red variety of cutting celery or soup celery. Excellent for Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
£0.95 Av 1,000 seeds

6 Aug, 2010


Dear. Libba.What you are looking for is. Gaint red celery.Not a lot of seed suppliers stock it. You can get them from. THE REAL SEED CATALOGUE. AT WWW.REALSEEDS.CO.UK .You may discover that they my charge you a little extra for postage because you live in Northern Ireland. Not on the mainland. But then again everything has a price to be paid.P.S. Dont eat the GREEN Leaves. They my choke you. But if you make the soup enjoy it. Good Luck. And GOD Bless.

29 Jul, 2011


coriander.....had to think really hard to remember. Must be a northern irish name for it.

3 Dec, 2012

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