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botanical name:
Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Prinz'
Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Prinz' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Celeriac
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Root vegetable. Excellent variety producing good sized and shaped, flattened round roots with fairly smooth skin and firm white flesh.
Early cropping from October. Shorter foliage than most, good resistance to bolting.

cultivation:
Needs moist fertile soil in sun or part shade. Ample water is needed in order to produce good edible roots.
Harvested in early winter.

propagation:
From seed, sown in spring.

usage:
The swollen roots are eaten as a vegetable.

Good companion plant for brassicas, as it repels insects.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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