*We no longer grow this item, but feel free to peruse the information.
Kohlrabi might not be on the top of the list of garden must haves, but it appears to be a rather versatile in the kitchen. This bulb is edible and can be used in stir-fry, grated like a carrot in salads, or eaten raw like a turnip. In fact it’s name comes from the German words “kohl” which means cabbage and “rabi” which means turnip. This “cabbage turnip” has a flavor similar to a water chestnut. The bulb is light green with darker green leaves that tower above.
Kohlrabi is fairly quick to mature and should be harvested when it reaches the size of a small apple. If it gets too big it can get woody and lose it’s crispness. It can also be gathered in smaller stages. Store Kohlrabi in a cool, frost-free location for winter use.
Days To Harvest: 50-60 days from seed.
Spacing: Plant 18″ apart in 60″ rows.
Height: Grows 6″ to 8″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Kohlrabi are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and B6 and some minerals. It also contains indoles, which are thought to be anti-cancer agents.
Tips: Plant in intervals for a continuous harvest season from spring to fall in fertile, well-drained soil which is rich in humus. Weeds can rob the soil around the bulbs of nutrients and water which will inhibit growth. Water more often in dry weather.