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

15 Oct 10, Hagar (Australia - temperate climate)
I buy mine from they are in QLD and ship to WA. Delivery takes while because of quarantine in WA, all seeds so far have been good and viable.
29 Jan 11, Tracy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try your state Renaissance Herb supplier - there is one grower for every state.
28 May 11, Paula (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How do you know when celeriac is ready to harvest? I can't remember how long ago I planted it. At the moment it looks just like immature celery on top. Maybe about 30cm high...
13 Aug 11, bill (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
the leaves on my celeriac seedlings are going yellowing and theyre not growing very fast. whats the problem?
01 Nov 11, Col (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I found a punnet with heaps of well astablished seedlings at local Bunnings gardening dept in Mudgee Cntrl West NSW. Never seen them here before but going to give them a try, something I have been interested to do for some time.There will be enough to use the stalk and later for soups and stews in the cooler months. I like the idea of leaf and stalk as well as it doubling as a root veg.See how we go.
26 Apr 12, ALAIN BROUSSE (Australia - temperate climate)
hi....a lot of hotels & restaurants have on their menu WALDORF salad...well the real recipe is that salad should be made with CELERIAC small apples & walnut with a mayonnaise dressing ( no sugar) but a good lemon juice to grow celeriac you need a lot of old manure.happy gardening& cooking
22 Sep 12, Lynda (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks for this salad idea. Sounds great. I have munched while cooking but never deliberately prepared raw.
10 Oct 12, heather (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Geoff and your girlfriend,l live in Townsville,l love celeriac but do find it near impossible to buy,l have asked recently at new Coles store Deeragun and there reason for not having it was because it is not in season. When l have found it usually at markets,l buy plenty as it keeps very well in the crisper,basically anything you can do with a potao you can do with Celeriac,l try to get nice roundish ones,peel them,them wedge them,microwave for a few minutes,dry well and fry in a nice olive oil,very hot until nice and crispy,sprinkle with your fave herbs or spices and serve with Aioli YUM YUM.
21 Oct 12, walter (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in Morayfield, about 20 metres above sea level and 20 km from the sea.I have been growing celeriac in the area (we also lived in Caboolture) and it grows quite well, although it seems to have a lot more leaves than in the South. The bulbs are just as big, though. I bougt the seeds from Eden Seeds over the Internet and other times from Heirloom Seeds. The plant is biennial but I was too greedy to leave one plant to go to seed.
17 Oct 12, mick Caldwell (Australia - temperate climate)
Where do you obtain seeds from?
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