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This raggedy, bulbous Celery cousin is grown for its root, hence its moniker, Celery Root. It is a bit challenging to grow, but once you've bitten this unforbidden fruit, you'll know it's well worth the effort. Raise as transplants 10 to 12 weeks before setting out after all danger of frost has passed when temperatures are reliably above 55°F. Ravenous Celeriac needs rich, loamy well-fed soil and regular watering. Harvest with a spade before a heavy frost, store it in the fridge or cool cellar and enjoy it for up to 8 months.

Average seed life: 3 years.

Brilliant Celeriac

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110 days. This vigorous newcomer produces a hefty, 3"- to 5"-round root with a smooth white interior.

Besides classic French Celeriac remoulade, it is also fantastic peeled, cubed and boiled with Potatoes and mashed with cream and butter. Celeriac is also brilliant in Celeriac Cutlets; rich, puréed cream soups or parboiled and baked with julienned Leeks as a gratin smothered in a nutmeg-laced cheese sauce. Celeriac is such a refreshing winter comfort food. Wait until you taste the perfection of Asparagus-Celeriac Benedict on a snowy Sunday morning. (If you store partially sliced Celeriac globes in the fridge, you can use a cheese slicer to remove the exterior browned surface of the cut end. Works like a charm. A quick dip in lemon juice helps prevent discoloration just like it does for apples.) (OP.)

One packet of about 100 seeds

Catalog #1755
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Gardening Tips

Celeriac Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:18”
Plant Spacing:12”
Days to Germination:10-28 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Challenging to grow, yet if you have savored its tonic sweetness, you know it is worth the trouble! Raise as transplants 10 to 12 weeks before setting out. Start early in order to produce a large root before a heavy frost in the fall. Sow seed shallowly, germinate in strong light, providing warmth (preferably 65°-75°F) and good air circulation. To ensure good germination, keep soil moist and pamper until seedlings emerge. Gradually accustom plants to the outdoors and plant in the garden after danger of frost has passed or when temperatures are consistently above 55°F. Celeriac has a ravenous appetite, growing best in rich, loamy, well-fed soil. Amend with lots of compost, well-rotted manure and balanced organic fertilizer. Regular watering will provide the ample moisture Celeriac needs to grow. Use a spade to harvest the large bulb-like root when baseball size, before a heavy frost.

Big and Beautiful
In Europe, Celeriac growers remove the lowest shoots on the plant, and let the central, upright stems develop fully. This is said to produce larger roots and also smoother, rounder ones without extra, knobby, side roots.

Tips for Harvesting and Storing Root Vegetables

The Phantom of the Garden: Celeriac