Brilliant Celeriac

Quick Facts:

    • Flavours between mild celery and parsley
    • Grows vigorously
    • Nice in soups
    • Big white root with few markings
    • Matures in 110 days

Brilliant Celeriac

Description:

Brilliant celeriac seeds are easy to grow and harvest. The big white root has few external markings and grows vigorously. Flavour hovers between a mild celery and parsley and it has the consistency of a potato. Celeriac is surprisingly versatile and makes a fantastic puree that matches well with other root vegetables. Or try dicing some and adding to winter soups. Add some to stir-fries, or sliced thin in a scalloped or gratin dish. Try cutting some raw celeriac thinly in to matchsticks or small cubes, and pickling them in some sweet vinegar. The firm texture of pickled celeriac adds crunch and a bright flavour to salads and stews.

Matures in 110 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.03g (approx. 115 seeds) CL345A $5.19 In stock $0.00
0.4g (approx. 1531 seeds) CL345B $29.99 In stock $0.00
2g (approx. 7658 seeds) CL345C $99.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Flavours between mild celery and parsley
    • Grows vigorously
    • Nice in soups
    • Big white root with few markings
    • Matures in 110 days

How To Grow

Celery is a refreshing treat from the garden, and particularly flavourful when fresh. Celeriac is a variety of celery that is grown for its root, which can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be steamed, baked, boiled, pureed, or stir-fried — it's so tasty, even if it is unfamiliar. Both celery and celeriac are slow to germinate and slow growing once they have sprouted, so be patient. Below are some of our top tips on how to grow celery from seed and how to grow celeriac from seed.

Latin
Apium graveolens
Family: Apiaceae

Difficulty
Moderately challenging

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full-sun

Timing
Start indoors in late winter to mid-spring. Optimal soil temperature: 15-24°C (60-75°F). Seeds take up to 20-30 days for germination.

Starting
Sow seeds no more than 5mm (¼”) deep, 3 seeds per pot, and thin to the strongest plant.

Days to Maturity
From transplant date.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Celery is a heavy feeder and needs rich, moist soil. Add compost to soil and apply ¼-½ cup of complete organic fertilizer per 1.5m (5′) of row. Transplant when seedlings are 10-12cm (4-5″) tall. Avoid transplanting until night time temperatures are reliably at 10°C (50°F) or warmer. Space transplants 30cm (12″) apart in rows at least 45cm (18″) apart. Water frequently. Premature bolting may result from young plants being exposed to temperatures below 13°C (55°F) for several days.

Harvest
For best flavour and longer storage, water plants the day before harvest. Stalks on the outside of the plant can be harvested at any time. The entire plant may be harvested once the desired size is reached, but the home gardener should leave the plant in the garden and take only what is needed, leaving the root intact. If winter is not too cold, celery will stand in the garden until spring, allowing for light pickings for soups and salads.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 55% of seeds should germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Diseases & Pests
Use floating row covers early in the season, and put up collars if cutworms are present.

Pests: Aphids, Whiteflies, Cutworms, Tarnished plant bug, and Cabbage loopers.
Diseases: Celery mosaic, Leaf blight, Black heart (calcium deficiency: add lime).

Companion Planting
Celery is a good partner for beans, the Brassicas, cucumber, garlic, leek, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes.

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