Common Varieties Of Celery: Different Kinds Of Celery Plants

Leaf Celery (Celastrus arvensis)

The leaves are short and flat, with two or three leaflets per stalk. Leaves are usually greenish yellow, but may have other colors such as red, purple or pink. They grow up to 6 inches long and 1 inch wide at maturity. Leafy greens are best.

Pascal Celery (Celastrus sativus)

The leaves are longer than those of the leaf celery, and they grow out from the stem like a vine. Leaves grow up to 8 inches long and 2 inches wide at maturity. The stems of these plants resemble those of celeriac, but they’re thicker and wider, with fewer branches growing off them. These plants tend to be smaller than their leafy cousins.

Golden Boy Celery (Celastrus glaber)

These plants have leaves that are almost twice as long as those of the leaf celery. They grow up to 10 inches long and 3/4 inch wide at maturity. Golden boys are known for having large, round heads, which make them look like miniature grapes. These plants lack the small side branches that many other celery varieties have. They’re also known for their golden color.

Celeriac (Apium graveolens rapaceum)

The roots of this plant are what most people know as celery. Apium graveolens rapaceum is a variety of Apium graveolens, which is a species of celery that has been cultivated over the centuries.

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