Blanching Celery

I desire to know the different methods by which the celery is bleached,

and particularly whether boards or other material other than earth is

used for this purpose.

There is some blanching of celery with boards, cloth wrappings,

boot-legs, old tiles, sewer pipes, etc., in market gardens in different

parts of the State, but the great commercial product of celery for

export is blanched wholly by piling the light, dry earth against the

growing plant. As we do not have rains during the growing season and as

the soil on which celery is chiefly grown is particularly coarse in its

texture, there is no rusting or staining from this method of blanching.

It shakes out clean and bright. Conditions which make earth-blanching

undesirable in the humid region do not exist here.

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