Apium graveolens var. rapaceum
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (Ap - At)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Apium graveolens var. rapaceum

knob celery
celery root

  family umbelliferae 
  genus apium 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [apium graveolens var. rapaceum]  [Next]


Genus  Apium Species  graveolens Variety  rapaceum Cultivar  Common names  celeriac   knob celery   celery root Family  UMBELLIFERAE Specimen number  S12018 Data source  UnVeg p93
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is best for growing Apium graveolens var. rapaceum.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a sweet, starchy celery taste with a hint of parsley flavor. Apium graveolens var. rapaceum is a good low calorie food. Knob celery (sometimes called celery root and celeriac) is most commonly used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  6" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Nov 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  120 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Low calorie Edible parts  Root crowns Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a sweet, starchy celery taste with a hint of parsley flavor
Horticulture notes  New crops can be started from April through November, providing an 8 month rotation. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 6" apart. Separate each row by approximately 1'. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 120 days. Propagation of Apium graveolens var. rapaceum can be achieved using a cutting.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

Page 362 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here