Asterix F1 is an early high yielding hybrid variety forming large round bulbs which store well from an autumn harvest. It benefits from a good resistance to bolting and is very resistant to disease. Celeriac is really tasty if mashed in with some potatoes!
Notes: Harvest October to December
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
Where to Sow
Early sowings can be made in trays or modules under glass at 16-18°C. Later sowings in pots or trays in a cold frame or unheated glasshouse. Sow the seed on the surface of moist seed sowing compost and lightly cover to its own depth.
What to do next
Early sowings should be pricked off into trays 5cm (2″) apart or modules thinned to one seedling as soon as large enough to handle. Harden off before planting in growing site 30cm (12″) apart and 30-35cm (12-14in) between the rows. Do not plant until all danger of frost has passed. Cut off any side shoots leaving one centre stem of growth.
October to December
High in fibre and a good source of potassium.
Keep well watered especially in dry spells. In late November lift any remaining roots and store in damp sand in a cool dry place for winter use.