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 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.
22 Sep 12, Lynda (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks for this salad idea. Sounds great. I have munched while cooking but never deliberately prepared raw.
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
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.
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?
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...
25 Sep 10, Robin Bromilow (Australia - temperate climate)
Does anyone know where I can purchase some Celeriac seeds or bulbs in Western Australia
29 Jan 11, Tracy (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try your state Renaissance Herb supplier - there is one grower for every state.
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.
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.
Showing 51 - 60 of 78 comments

Where do you obtain seeds from?

- mick Caldwell

Please provide your email address if you are hoping for a reply

All comments are reviewed before displaying on the site, so your posting will not appear immediately

Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join 60,000+ gardeners who already use Gardenate and subscribe to the free Gardenate planting reminders email newsletter.

Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.