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Kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea (Gongylodes Group) 'Kohlrabi's'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

6a-9b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Kohlrabi Overview

Kohlrabi is a low growing vegetable that is closely related to cabbages

Common problems with Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi Companion Plants

How to harvest Kohlrabi

Harvest late Summer/early Autumn. Cut from the base of the plant and remove the swollen stem. Cut the leafy tops off and discard them.

How to propagate Kohlrabi

Seed

Sow into seed trays early spring and plant out seedlings during late spring/ early summer.

Special features of Kohlrabi

Crop rotation

Other uses of Kohlrabi

Culinary

Edible

The swollen basal stem is edible raw or cooked and has a sweetness to it.

Edibles to Sow Outdoors in March

If the soil is warm enough, get an early start on the growing year by direct sowing these into prepared beds.

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Microgreens

Grow these leafy greens in your windowsill over the winter months for quick and tasty micro leaves.

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