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Celery root, Turnip-rooted celery, Knob celery

Umbelliferae Apium graveolens L. (Rapaceum group)

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Celeriac is a plant closely related to celery and like celery in growth habit and general appearance. However, it develops a thick, tuberous base and root, which is the edible portion, and is used as a salad and cooked vegetable. The leaves rise directly from this thickened base which may reach 3 to 4 inches in diameter and similar length. Plants are usually started in seed beds and transplanted to the field. Leaves are not utilized, and the bulbous root is covered with soil during growth. Celeriac is of minor importance in the U.S.

Season, field setting to harvest: 3.5 to 4 months.

Production in U.S.: No data, quantity limited.

Use: Pot vegetable, salad; not processed.

Part of plant consumed: Tuberous root.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch