Celery & Celeriac

Brilliant Celeriac

Brilliant Celeriac

CL194

110 days. Apium graveolens var. rapaceum Celeriac is a type of celery grown for its baseball sized, nutty-flavored roots. This European strain is an excellent early-maturing variety. Selected from our trials for its uniform, nearly fiberless white, 3-5 inch diameter roots and good productivity. Stores well. Peel, cut into bite-sized pieces, and saute. Delicious!

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 1000 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • CL194/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $5.25

  • CL194/P
  • 1/2 gram
  • $16.45
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramFertilizer Needs
55-70°F10-201/8"60-65°F12"18-24"65%3 years≈ 1000High


Apium graveolens var. dulce Long known as an unsurpassable diet food, celery stalks contain 94% water and only 15 calories in 2 medium stalks. Surprisingly, celery contains about a dozen antioxidants as well as about 37% daily value of vitamin K in 1 cup. Enjoy it in 3 forms: its leaf, the stalks, and the swollen rootstock we know as celeriac.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting.

Culture
• Celery and celeriac are water loving plants and do best in fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For consistent growth, fertilize regularly with Age Old Grow, and maintain even soil moisture
• Mulch around plants with clean straw to preserve soil moisture
• Weather fluctuations and temperatures below 55°F can cause celery to bolt

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid planting too early before weather has stabilized

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Carrot fly
Insect control: Row covers at planting
Disease prevention: Crop rotation, adequate water supply, and insect control

Harvest & Storage
• Pick individual stalks as needed
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity