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Celeriac – Giant Prague
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The unsung hero of the vegetable world
This variety of celeriac produces round roots with a slightly flattened base and medium green foliage. Protect from slugs in the early days and keep it well watered to help the root to swell. Harvest from late September and this variety stores very well.
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Number of plants: 10
Variety: Giant Prague (organic*)
Can be grown in: Raised beds are ideal for growing celeriac. Find out more in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: With its celery-like flavour with nutty overtones, celeriac is great mashed, boiled or roasted. Use it in slow cooked dishes or make a deliciously hearty soup.
Celeriac grows best in fertile and moisture retentive soil with plenty of sunshine. Add lots of compost before planting for best results.
Raised beds are perfect
Raised beds and traditional veg plots are ideal for growing celeriac. If you are growing in pots and containers, use a square/rectangular shaped planter (an old wheelbarrow would work well!)
How far apart?
30cm apart in rows 45cm wide.
Keep them really well watered
Water in well after planting. Then, keep them well watered throughout the growing season. We’d recommend watering daily during dry spells so that the soil stays consistently moist.
Weed with care
Clear away any emerging weeds regularly being careful not to disturb the celeriac root.
Remove side shoots
Once the crown is visible above the soil, remove any side shoots that appear off the sides of the vegetable by pinching them off (you only want to let the main vertical shoots grow)
When to harvest
Celeriac is ready to harvest in the winter months. You will probably be able to see how big your celeriac is, but if not, simply scrape away a little soil carefully to have a look. If the celeriac is a good size, it’s ready to be pulled up.
It'll tolerate light frosts
You can leave your celeriac in the ground until you are ready to use it as it will tolerate light frosts. It’s best not to leave them in if there are very heavy frosts forecast or snow.
Slugs & Snails
Keep plants protected from slugs and snail by placing beer traps and keeping the plot weed-free and free from slug-friendlyhiding places.
Celeriac didn't form
Usually if the plant doesn’t swell and form the celeriac root it is because the plant has not thrived due to a lack of sufficient water.
Celery fly will feed on the leaves of celery and celeriac causing them to turn brown and papery. The plants will tolerate some damage so should be ok. Check regularly and pinch off any affected foliage. Bad infestations can cause the plant to be stunted.
Holes in leaves = slugs & snails
Brown, papery leaves = not enough water OR celery fly
Small roots = not enough water or sometimes an infestation of celery fly
Celeriac will keep pretty well in a sack in a cool, dark place once harvested.
Ways to cook
You can use celeriac anywhere where you are using potatoes really – add it to mash or slice it up in a creamy dauphinoise style sauce. Great for soups and stews too.
When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July/Aug, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.