Growing Celeriac

Apium sp. : Apiaceae / the umbelliferae family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Celeriac in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 8°C and 21°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 45 - 80 cm apart
  • Harvest in 14-28 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, brassicas, carrots, leeks, lettuce, peas, sage, tomatoes, onions
  • Young celeriac

A form of celery which has a swollen root and lower stem. Raise seeds in individual pots and plant out after last frost to give them plenty of time to develop a good root. Grow in a very fertile, rich soil. Water generously.

In cold climates start under glass in late winter/early spring.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Celeriac

Cook whole, scrubbed and peeled.
Or slice or dice.
Tastes like celery.
Good addition to mashed potato for extra flavour.

Your comments and tips

06 Oct 07, Joan Horton (Unknown climate)
Where can I buy seeds to grow my own celeriac? I live in outskirts of Melbourne outer south east .
25 Nov 07, Chefgardener (Unknown climate)
I found celeriac seeds at [email protected]
30 Jan 08, Karl (Unknown climate)
Is it too late (end of January) to plant Celeriac seeds in south of Sydney?
13 Sep 08, Cathy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
is it possible to propogate celeriac from a cutting?
04 Oct 08, walter (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'd grown successfully celeriac in Caboolture, about 8 metres about the sea level. The bulbs were as big and juicy as any I found in the shops, presumably brought in from the South. They grow quicker but are still biennial. In summer, watch out for soil pests. Spray with weak wettable sulphur(the bulbs, when they start forming).Plant in early spring in punnets and plant out when leaves are formed. keep moist and in well drained rich soil.
06 Oct 08, Milton (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy celeriac seeds in Perth? I've travelled the normal haunts, but no luck so far!! Thanks in advance.
26 Oct 08, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
Milton have a look at that is where I got them, as well as other seeds and they were all viable. I strongly recommend them.
17 Feb 09, marinus (max) doedens (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
can I grown in Brisbane celeriac and where do I order the seeds?
01 Mar 09, marinus doedens (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
who sells celeriac seeds?
08 Mar 09, Gary (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Marinus, Try The Lost Seed, Eden Seeds or Green Harvest. All currently list celeriac seeds for sale. I've bought other seeds from each of these places and have been satisfied with their service and quality.
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