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Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant' (Celeriac 'Brilliant' )

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Botanical name: Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant'

Other names: Celeriac 'Brilliant'

Genus: Apium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Brilliant' _ 'Brilliant' is an edible root vegetable grown for its large, white, knobbly taproot with a nutty, celery flavour that can be harvested in early autumn.

Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant' is: Deciduous

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Rooting

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Specific pests: Carrot fly , Celery fly , Slugs

General care

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to

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Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant' (Celeriac 'Brilliant' ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation: Raise seedlings under glass in early spring. Plant hardened-off celeriac seedlings in fertile, moisture-retentive soil in full sun in May-June. Prepare bed in spring with general purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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