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

Your comments and tips

21 Apr 09, geoff (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My girlfriend and I would like try cooking/growing Celeriac, can anyone tell us where in or near Bundaberg(QLD) we could purchase the vegetable or the seeds.
23 Apr 09, anneliese stalley (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
i've just bought some from the lost seed - good price and heaps of seeds
10 Jun 09, john (Australia - cool/mountain climate) is a good source of seeds - celeriac & others. All 'celery' are tricky to germinate- an old piece of wool carpet over the top helps prevent drying out , which they are very sensative to, personaly I havent found them frost tender at all (& we get -5C a lot)!
10 Jun 09, max doedens (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I was able to purchase celeriac seeds at "Slalmanca Market" Hobart - Tasmania
11 Jun 09, max doedens (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Sorry, it is spelled Salamanca Market, or web site of supplier:
02 Sep 09, Leanne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try flee markets, i got mine at markets
03 Feb 10, sonja oudhoff (Australia - temperate climate)
I buy the celeriac bulbs ( with the smaller roots still attached) from the supermarket and allow them to re establish themselves, then I wait for it to go to seed, and in the meantime I am still able to pick the stalks and use them in my cooking. It works for me :)
27 Jun 10, Chris (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought my seeds from the Italian Gardener. The plants are lush and healthy and I am using the fronds as celery but the root bulbs have not developed (been in ground now 24 weeks). I suspect that the soil was not sufficiently rich in compost etc.
01 Sep 10, chris (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
In France they use celeriac in a different (and succulent) way: Thinly grated, raw, just like carrots, and mixed with a mustardy mayonnaise. Delicious, especially next to a green salad or thinly grated carrots.
25 Sep 10, Robin Bromilow (Australia - temperate climate)
Does anyone know where I can purchase some Celeriac seeds or bulbs in Western Australia
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