Here's the largest of the four, it was producing a lot of side shoots. After I trimmed all the side shoots off the head looked more "normal".
Here's the three largest heads. The two on the left hadn't produced the abundance of side shoots like the big one on the right. The center bunch is showing that hint of yellow in the inner stalks that gives this variety its name.
|Dorato di Asti celery|
Here's the prettiest of the lot.
And here's the runt of the litter, it has the shortest stalks. You can see how I harvested the stalks on a cut-and-come-again basis.
Here you can see how short the stalks are in comparison to the stalks on one more normal sized.
After trimming off the side shoots and the bulk of the leafy tops the harvest came in at 7 lb., 5.9 oz.
And that bumps my harvest totals for the year up to 46 lb., 3.1 oz.
I haven't had a chance to use any of the celery yet, but tonight I'm planning a salad that will feature sliced celery and apples and I'm not sure what else yet, perhaps some Oregon pink shrimp that I've got stashed in the freezer.
Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.