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Celeriac, Giant Prague Celeriac Seed

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Celeriac has been the favored staple variety of root celery for gardeners in the US since the late 1800s. As its name suggests, the bulbs produced by this plant tend to be quite large, reaching up to 8″ in diameter. Bulbs are pure white in color on the inside with a tan outer skin that should be removed before eating.

Celeriac grows small, green stalks above-ground but dedicates most of its energy to the development of large, tasty, bulbous roots. The flavor is a nutty, earthy, with slightly sweet notes of celery and parsley and is extremely versatile as it can be baked, broiled, fried, or even eaten raw. When cooked, celeriac is similar to the flesh of a cooked potato. 

Celeriac is a cool-season biennial, celeriac can be grown as an annual as long as it’s planted at the proper time.

  • Non-Gmo, Heirloom
  • Botanical Name - Apium graveolens var. rapaceum
  • Zone: 2a-11b
  • Days to Maturity: 110-120 Days
  • Height: 12" Tall (edible green tops)
  • Fruit Color: White
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 14-21 Days 
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Lifecycle: Annual
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Watering: Average
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Plant Spacing: 6-8 inch
  •  Sow Depth: 1/8-1/4 inch
  • Row Spacing: 12-14 inch
  • Season of Interest: Cool

Did you know...Celery root is one of the oldest root vegetables in recorded history and is descended from a variety of wild celery. Native to the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Northern Africa, Celery root was consumed by ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks who used the root for medicinal and religious purposes.

CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.

This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Brassicas
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Broad Beans
  • Nasturtiums
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes
  • Aster 
  • Pumpkins
  • Parsley
  • Corn
  • turnips

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Not only great tasting, celeriac is also a super healthy veggie. It’s low in calories but high in fiber and contains vitamin(s) K, C, and B-6 as well as the minerals phosphorus, calcium, iron, copper, and manganese. Also contains antioxidants.

MEDICINAL: Some studies have suggested that celeriac may contain compounds that can prevent certain types of cancer such as colon and leukemia. Its high content of vitamin K has also been linked to increasing bone mass and helping prevent osteoporosis.