Popular traditional variety, well shaped relatively smooth skin, and good plant vigour, suited to fresh market and storage.
Celeriac is a form of A. graveolens that has been selected for its enlarged edible root. It is occasionally cultivated commercially but more often in the garden or allotment.
Prefers a rich moist soil and an open sunny situation. Requires abundant moisture in the growing season otherwise the root will be small and tough.
Tolerates a pH in the range 5.2 to 8.3.
The root is hardy to about -12°c and can be left in the ground over winter, to be harvested as required. Roots can also be stored in boxes of sand or other such material in a cool dry shed.
A good companion plant for leeks, tomatoes, French beans and brassicas.