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Kohlrabi Brassica oleracea (gongylodes)

How to sow kohlrabi: Direct seed, thin to 10cm apart when seedlings are 2-5cm tall

Sun requirement for kohlrabi: Plant in Full Sun

Kohlrabi has been planted 4 times by Growstuff members.

Kohlrabi is a low, stout cultivar of cabbage that has a swollen, almost spherical stem with leaves sprouting off the top. The stem can be light green, white, or purple. Both the stem and leaves are edible. The stem's taste and texture is similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter. Younger stems can be as crisp and juicy as apples, but much less sweet. Older stems tend to be woody. Like other members of the Brassica family, kohlrabi prefers mild, cool weather.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

17 weeks

First harvest expected

29 weeks after planting

Height

20cm

Spread

30cm

Row Spacing

10cm

Companions

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Photos

Kohlrabi crops

Kohlrabi plantings

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Kohlrabi harvests

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How to grow kohlrabies

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kohlrabi is a variety of cabbage

Scientific names

Brassica oleracea (gongylodes)
Brassica oleracea

Alternate names

German turnip
German cabbage
turnip cabbage

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