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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

29 Nov 17, Beate (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I want to grow some Celeriac and wonder if the southern heat in the summer will affect its growth. I live in Columbus Georgia and celeriac is not known down here. Also, if I sow in January, will the frost affect it?
29 Dec 17, Donna (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Being as Celeriac is a root crop, it can easily handle Winters in Georgia, IMO. I live in Port Angeles, WA, and I grow Celeriac all year around. However, I do use about 4" of Alder wood chips. Works great at keeping everything nice and cozy. :-)
18 Jan 18, Andi (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi PA -Donna, I'm in Sequim!! Do you start from seed? No greenhouse here...just raised beds.
18 Sep 17, Cynthia (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I peel and grate the celeriac in then sautee in a skillet for a replacement of potato hash browns.

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