Kohlrabi 'Red Vienna'
Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa 'Red Vienna'
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Kohlrabi is related to the cabbage and has a swollen edible stem that resembles a turnip. It has a sweet, mild flavour and can be enjoyed crisp and raw, or or steamed, stir-fried or added to soups and stews. Leaves can be cooked and eaten in the same way as kale.
Harvest when young within 8 - 10 weeks of sowing or when the stems are between 50 - 75 mm in diameter.
Sowing during Summer and Autumn. Sowing about 10mm deep. Germination time about 7 - 10 days.
Part of the Brassicas (cabbage) family, kohlrabi can be used in basic crop rotation schemes.
Central Europe Germany, Holland Israel, China, India
Cool to temperate
Soil PH preference
Stems and leaves are edible and often used
Cabbage worms and cabbage loopers can be kept at bay with collars around the stems.