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Par-cel Seeds

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Seed Count:
450 Seeds
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450 Seeds.

Other Names - Cutting Celery, Kintsai, Leaf Celery, Parcel, Soup Celery…

This vigorous biennial resembles both parley and celery, with the appearance of flat leaf parsley and the distinct flavour of celery. However unlike celery, par-cel is grown for its dark green leaves and not for its stems. It is much easier to grow compared to celery and can be used as a substitute in most dishes. The flavoursome and versatile leaves can be added to salads, stir-fries, soups, casseroles, stews etc.

  • Flat leaf parsley in appearance with a distinct celery flavour.
  • Suitable for containers.
  • Very productive.

Suitable For - Large containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, window sill, window boxes

Sowing Months - Late February - June

Harvest - May - November and again in March - late May if survived the winter

Uses - Leaf used in salads or for flavouring

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Biennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 30 cm
Average height 25 - 45 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 40 cm Sowing distance between plants 1 - 2 cm
Hardiness Half hardy Distance between rows 30 cm
Overwintering Undercover and in milder areas Sowing depth 2 mm indoors, 5 mm direct sowing
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 15 to 20℃
Soil condition Rich, fertile, moist, well drained soil RHS Bee friendly No
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 14 - 30 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Thinly sow cutting celery seeds on the surface of moist, free draining compost in pots, modules or trays. The compost should not be sodden.
Cover the seeds with a light sprinkling of fine compost or vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame until the plants are growing strong and all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out into their final growing position.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds thinly 1 - 2 cm apart in a well prepared seed bed from March - June in rows 30 cm wide at the depth suggested above. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water the newly sown seeds well. Keep the soil moist especially in dry weather.
Thin in stages until eventually the young plants are 30 cm apart. The thinning's can be eaten.

Growing On

Water the young plants regularly until established.
Established plants will need watering frequently especially in dry weather or if growing in pots.


Harvesting can start as soon as the plants are established and growing strong.
Harvest the whole stems rather than sections of the leaves. This will encourage more to grow.
A regular picking will keep the plants small and the leaves tender.


Sow kintsai seeds in succession from February - June for a constant supply of fresh leaves.

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