Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
This standard home garden and market variety is open pollinated. The thickened stems have a uniformly deep purple skin and a crisp green-white flesh. For best flavor and texture, harvest when stem is 2.5" in diameter. Stems become fibrous with age. Also popular as microgreens because of its purple stem color.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 1000-1500 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 55-69 days
- Planting season: Early spring or mid/late summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Kohlrabi prefers mild or cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in early spring or mid/late summer. To avoid sowing during summer heat, start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting outside. Transplant in full sun. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Optimum growing temperature is 60-80°F. Since the thickened stem grow above ground, kohlrabi is a good choice for areas with root maggots. For microgreens, broadcast seeds on soil and cover lightly. Keep uniformly moist. Harvest by cutting when seedlings reach 3-4".
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Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Kohlrabi is a great substitute for turnips. Use in stews, soups, stir-fries, or eat fresh. Use microgreens as garnish or in salad.