Celeriac for Soup Flavoring

Celeriac is similar to celery

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Growing Celeriac, which is sometimes called root celery, is not very commonly grown, but many like it for its celery flavor. It is grown in the same general way as celery, but requires no blanching.

Edible portion of celeriac is the enlarged root just above the ground, which usually grows to a diameter of 3-4 inches.

Like celery, celeriac must have a very fertile and thoroughly fined soil and plenty of water.

It is used mainly for flavoring soups, but can be cooked and used like cauliflower. The leaves are not edible.

It may be dug and stored like celery, or it may be heavily mulched when the weather gets cold and dug when wanted.