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Celeriac Monarch [apium graveolens]

Celeriac Monarch [apium graveolens]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Celeriac Monarch is an old biennial vegetable and healing plant. Native to the Mediterranean region, this plant was a cultural symbol of triumph for the ancient Greeks, and victors were crowned with a braided wreath of celery leaves. At that time, celery plants were considered to be very helpful in increasing virility. It develops very large and heavy tubers with excellent white and firm interior quality. The trapezoidal to round tubers with a deep-lying root base are insensitive to iron stains. The taste is mildly nutty. It is also suitable for storage and can be eaten raw. Celeriac is a cultural and historical heritage of inestimable value.

General information
Plant family: Apiaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Culture duration: 180 days
Plant hight approx: 60 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: High
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 3°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Heavy, moist, loamy and humus rich

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0-0,5 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-21°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 40x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Buckwheat, cabbage, beans, cucumber, garlic, kohlrabi, leek, lambs lettuce
Unfavorable mix culture: Artichoke, dill, carrot, potato, head lettuce, corn, pepper, parsley

Planting information
Grow celeriac seeds from February in warm or at an average ambient temperature of 17°C and prick out after about 4 weeks. Direct sowing is possible, but not recommended. Transplant the seedlings outdoors from the beginning of April to June. Do not set the plants too deep, rather shaky, otherwise no nice big tubers will form later. The incorporation of wood ash, algae lime and stone flour promotes the formation of lumps.
Celeriac can also be grown in saline soil.

Other names
Latin botanical names: apium graveolens
English names: celeriac
German names: Knollensellerie
Portuguese names: aipo-rábano
Spanish names: apio nabo
French names: céleri-rave

Particularly rich in fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium and calcium. Also included are vitamins C, B1 and B2, phosphorus, sodium, iron and magnesium. Its high levels of potassium and antioxidant vitamins help dehydrate the body or prevent inflammation.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

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  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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