Celeriac, Tellus (Organic)

Apium graveolens. 110 days.

A great old-fashioned celeriac from England. These big, vigorous roots are a little darker than modern varieties both inside and out, and the leaf stalks have a reddish color. A really delicious heritage variety. Winter hardy down to about 25°F. Most modern celeriac has been bred to have a bright white interior, which is better for looks. Unfortunately, the volatile compounds that give off such a delightful flavor also stain brown when cut. Tellus has a true celeriac flavor because it has not had the flavor bred out of it. We sourced it originally from the Heritage Seed Library in England.

Sow in pots indoors March – April. Transplant to 12” centers in fertile soil when plants are 3” tall. Keep well watered & cultivated. Harvest when bulbs are big. Great choice for winter gardens in our area.

Collect seeds from 15+ plants for replanting or culinary use in second year. Cut seed stalks when seeds are dry, thresh by hand, dancing, or hitting seed stalk against sides of bucket. Winnow to clean.

Isolate from other species (stalk or leaf celery & celeriac) by at least ¼ mile.

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