Kohlrabi 'White Vienna'

Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa 'White Vienna'

Kohlrabi, Knolkool (Afr.)

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White Vienna produces a huge light-green bulb with a smooth skin. The flesh is white and tender with a mild sweet turnip-like taste. Often used in stir-fries, soups and stews, or enjoyed crisp and fresh.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Harvest when young within 8 - 10 weeks of sowing or when the stems are between 50 - 75 mm in diameter.

Propagation

Seed

Sow during Summer into Autumn about 10 mm deep; Germination time about 7 - 10 days.

Special features

Crop rotation

Alternate with other vegetables on the same soil.

Special features

Origin

Europe, Germany and Netherlands and also from India, China, Israel

Natural climate

Cool to temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

Stems and leaves are used raw or cooked.

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Brassicaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Collars around the stems, or floating row covers will keep pests such as cabbageworms and cabbage loopers at bay.

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