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

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4 hours care
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0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant'

Other names

Celeriac 'Brilliant'

Genus

Apium 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

Habit

Rooting

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Carrot fly , Celery fly , Slugs Carrot fly , Celery fly , Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Apium graveolens var. rapaceum 'Brilliant'

Other names

Celeriac 'Brilliant'

Genus

Apium 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rooting


Colour

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Carrot fly , Celery fly , Slugs

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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