Celery root (Celeriac) is an unusual vegetable to say the least!
Celeriac stores great in a root cellar which makes it an excellent fall & winter veggie to eat
What is celeriac? Is it the same as celery?
They are related to one another, in fact when you look at the tops of celeriac they look like celery stems.
Celery root has tougher stems and the focus crop to eat is the large knobbly root at the base of the plant.
Celeriac has the consistency of a potato with the taste of mild celery and parsley
It takes a long time to grow, about 110 days, but this veggie stores so well in a cold room (about 5 months). That make it’s a great survival crop. This crop needs a lot of water to grow well (like celery) so mulch these plats to help with water retention.
It can also be a culinary delight with great recipes!!
Celery root recipes you have to try
Celeriac fries from Viktoria’s Table
Celery root puree from Downshiftology
Celeriac provencale pate from EarthSprout
Celeriac & potato gratin from Delicious Magazine
Celery Root Puree from a Chef’s Kitchen
Celeriac & roast garlic soup from Simply Delicious Food
Celery Root Cottage Pie from Chatelaine
Celery root & parsnip Latkes from NYtimes cooking
Have you grown celery root?
What is your fav celeriac recipe?
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.