Giant Prague

Apium graveolens

HEIRLOOM Oh the things to do with celeriac: Soups, stews, fried, roasted, boiled, mashed or raw! Seeds should be planted in spring for fall harvest of large 2-4" thick pure white roots. Stores well for winter use.

Celeriac, a variety of celery that is grown for its root and well known in Europe, can be eaten raw in salads, steamed, baked, boiled, pureed or stir-fried. It adds wonderful flavor when cooked and mashed with potatoes. Celeriac may be stored in a cool, dry area of your home for several weeks. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, E, K (high), B6, folate, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, and manganese.

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
75000 1/2 gr 100 heads 115
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Summer 50-70°F Full Sun Moderately Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant 1/16" NA 175
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
8-14" 10-20 Biennial 4-5 years
A moderately frost hardy biennial that is grown in full sun and planted late spring through early summer. Start your seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Place several seeds per cell as germination is naturally low (50%) for all celery varieties. Light is required for seeds to germinate, so don't plant seeds too deeply into the soil. Celery seedlings will bolt if exposed to temps below 55 F. Plant Seeds: 1/16" deep in pots and transplant into the garden after last frost, 8-14" apart with 2' between rows. Soil Temp: 50-70 F. Days to Sprout: 10-20. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 8-14". Companions: bush beans, brassicas, onions, parsley and tomato. Seeds/oz: 75,000. Yield/100' row: 100 heads. Days to Harvest: 100-120. Seed Viability: 4-5 years.