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

04 Aug 13, al (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
We live in a cool climate. I have tried growing Celeric for the past two seasons. The plants appear healthy, but the bulbous root will not form. My last plants were germinated in September and planted out in November. By July, I still did not have a true Celeric root, Any advice here?
06 Jun 13, Pam Brockley (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I live in the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, was wondering where I could buy celeriac seeds or seedlings and If it would grow well in our area
22 Aug 14, Nat (Australia - temperate climate)
Try presti nursery on Ftg rd
17 Sep 13, Sonja (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Pam, I got my seeds from Diggers Australia. I tried last year, but did not get a bulbous root. Better luck this year.
13 Jul 13, Maria (Australia - temperate climate)
You can buy them in Bunnings.
31 Mar 13, Gaynor Portsmouth (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi I bought Celeriac seeds from Sought After Seedlings. They have a SA website: They have many other interestly seeds. Enjoy Gaynor
15 Jan 13, Joan (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Is it at all possible to find celeriac seeds in South Africa. Thanks Joan
19 Dec 12, Lesley (Australia - temperate climate)
We've got a huge amount of greenery but no bulb. We sowed seed in early spring. Will the bulbs form later because they are biennial?
17 Oct 12, mick Caldwell (Australia - temperate climate)
Where do you obtain seeds from?
19 Oct 12, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
If you're in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, you can get them from Shoestring Gardening.
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