Celeriac is commonly known as turnip-rooted celery. It produces a swollenwhich can be lifted and stored well into the winter.
Marble Ball’ Medium-sized, globular, strongly … flavoured; stores well.
Jose’ Early cropper, uniformly shaped.
Tellus’ Quick-growing variety with smoother skin than most varieties.
Site and Soil
Most garden soils are suitable; celeriac will tolerate a poorer soil than celery.
See notes on celery fortechnique. Transplant into the cropping site in May/June.
Draw a deep drill and plant out in the base 22.5 – 30 cm (9 – 12 inch) apart. The drill makes subsequenteasier as growth and succulence is dependent upon ample moisture. Space the rows 37.5 – 45 cm (15 – 18 inch) apart. Hoe to control weeds. Remove side shoots which may develop to distort the root shape.
Pull as soon as theare large enough. Celeriac is normally lifted in October/November and stored in sand or peat for winter use.
Pests and Diseases
Slugs, carrot fly and celery fly.
Chinese Long Green’ Smooth-skinned fruits about 1’ long.
‘Tokyo Slicer’ Smooth dark-skinned cucumbers, prolific cropper.
‘Kyoto’ Long, straight smooth cucumbers.
Site and Soil
A well-rottedheap in a sheltered, sunny is ideal.
1. Sow indoors inin April/early May OR –
2. Outside under cloches in the cropping site in mid-May/early June.
If sowing indoors,2 per pot and thin to one as soon as the are large enough to handle. Plant out 90 – 120 cm (3 – 4 inch) apart in late May/early June.
Occasionally give a liquidand plenty of water in dry weather. Stop the main , at six to eight , thus encouraging the side shoots to develop.
Cross-is essential and some hand pollination will help to set fruits.
Put a piece of glass or wood under the fruits to keep them clean.
PESTS AND DISEASES
Slugs can be a problem at the early stages, andis likely to occur.