Celeriac (Apium graveoleus var. rapaceum)
Celeriac has been cultivated especially for its gnarly edible root that can be --with proper storage -- enjoyed all winter long. Celeriac is very popular in Europe and Russia. As a matter of fact, in Germany and France, our commonly known stalk-type celery is barely used. Celeriac is high in carbohydrates, vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium.
- Do not wash celeriac before storing. Place it in a hydrator drawer or store it in a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to one month.
- Celeriac may be stored for 6-8 months under proper root cellar conditions.
- Celeriac may be dried and made into an excellent seasoning.