Growing Celeriac

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Celeriac in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays 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 46°F and 70°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 18 - 31 inches apart
  • Harvest in 14-28 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, brassicas, carrots, leeks, lettuce, peas, sage, tomatoes, onions

Your comments and tips

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.
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.
22 Sep 12, Lynda (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks for this salad idea. Sounds great. I have munched while cooking but never deliberately prepared raw.
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