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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
  • Young celeriac
    Young celeriac

A form of celery which has a swollen root and lower stem. Raise seeds in individual pots and plant out after last frost to give them plenty of time to develop a good root. Grow in a very fertile, rich soil. Water generously.

In UK can be started under glass in March

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Celeriac

Cook whole, scrubbed and peeled.
Or slice or dice.
Tastes like celery.

Your comments and tips

06 Oct 07, Joan Horton (Unknown climate)
Where can I buy seeds to grow my own celeriac? I live in outskirts of Melbourne outer south east .
25 Nov 07, Chefgardener (Unknown climate)
I found celeriac seeds at italiangardener.com.au [email protected]
30 Jan 08, Karl (Unknown climate)
Is it too late (end of January) to plant Celeriac seeds in south of Sydney?
13 Sep 08, Cathy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
is it possible to propogate celeriac from a cutting?
04 Oct 08, walter (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'd grown successfully celeriac in Caboolture, about 8 metres about the sea level. The bulbs were as big and juicy as any I found in the shops, presumably brought in from the South. They grow quicker but are still biennial. In summer, watch out for soil pests. Spray with weak wettable sulphur(the bulbs, when they start forming).Plant in early spring in punnets and plant out when leaves are formed. keep moist and in well drained rich soil.
06 Oct 08, Milton (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy celeriac seeds in Perth? I've travelled the normal haunts, but no luck so far!! Thanks in advance.
26 Oct 08, Trish (Australia - temperate climate)
Milton have a look at www.edenseeds.com.au that is where I got them, as well as other seeds and they were all viable. I strongly recommend them.
17 Feb 09, marinus (max) doedens (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
can I grown in Brisbane celeriac and where do I order the seeds?
01 Mar 09, marinus doedens (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
who sells celeriac seeds?
08 Mar 09, Gary (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Marinus, Try The Lost Seed, Eden Seeds or Green Harvest. All currently list celeriac seeds for sale. I've bought other seeds from each of these places and have been satisfied with their service and quality.
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I have grown celeriac successfully at Caboolture and Morayfield. It needs a rich moist soil and some mulch around the plants. I strike them from seed in a pot with seed mix, just under the surface and keep moist. I sow them in April though I am not sure if it is the tight time. They take a long time to grow, being biennial. Never let them dry out though. And they do not like wet feet in the heat. Also, when the bulbs are big enough and start sprouting leaves, when big enough, they can be pulled off and replanted. The seeds can be good on the Net. Happy growing!

- Walter

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