Celeriac - Seeds
Description for Celeriac
It is a biennial grown as an annual.The short stem and upper part of the roots grow into a cream-green colored, round shape about 10-15 cm in diameter. The skin is textured and ridged. The flesh is creamy-white and firm but not as firm in texture as carrots.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Turnip-rooted celery, celery root, knob celery||White or pale yellow||Winter and early summer||Up to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Sow the seeds indoors as early as 8 to 10 weeks before the average last frost date in spring. Celeriac may take 2 or 3 weeks to germinate. Transplant the seedlings in bigger tray. Shift them again to the open ground if wanted to. Keep the 25 to 35 cm distance. Celeriac requires 90 to 120 days to reach harvest.
|Full sun||Fertile, organic rich, moisture retentive soil||Moderate||17 to 26 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer including manure.|
Caring for Celeriac
- Don't cover the seeds with soil as they need sunlight to germinate.
- After sowing place them in warm area, prefer indoor.
- Apply some poultry manure to the soil.
- Prick the seedlings gently for transplanting.
- Prune excess top growth so the root will grow.
- Remove weeds timely.
Typical uses of Celeriac
Special features: Taste
Culinary use: It is edible raw or cooked. Sliced celeriac occurs as an ingredient in soups, casseroles, and other savory dishes.
Ornamental use: Foliage is attractive and can be kept for an ornamental use.
Medicinal use: It contains a great amount of nutrients and fibres.
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