Celery (Apium graveolens L.) is a biennial herbaceous species belonging to the Apiaceae family, originally from the Mediterranean area and known as a medicinal plant since the time of Homer.
The cycle of the plant is 6-7 months.
The most used varieties in cooking are the “celery from the coast” (Apium graveolens var. Dulce) of which the long and fleshy leaf petioles are used, and the “celeriac” (Apium graveolens var. Rapaceum) of which the root is consumed .