(80 days) A treat to eat, Tango produces tender, very smooth stalks that are super-sweet and never stringy. It’s definitely tastier and more fragrant than store-bought celery! No part of this popular vegetable will go to waste: the stalks are great for calorie-free raw eating, or used in soups and stews and the leaves are great in salads and as a garnish. Every part of a celery plant is edible. Celery is an alkalinizing vegetable used extensively in raw juicing. Raw celery is a low-calorie snack, and its stalks and ribs are great in crudités, a traditional French appetizer comprised of sliced fresh vegetables that are dipped in a vinaigrette or another dipping sauce. This early, high-yielding plant produces 18 to 20-in. (45 to 50-cm) stalks from very vigorous, robust plants. Garden tip: Best in moist, boggy locations. Tango will perform very well if watered often and consistently.