Purple Vienna Kohlrabi - Vegetable Garden Seed
Early White Vienna Kohlrabi, (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) has a nickname of Petra. Very similar to cabbage, this variety is much sweeter and creamier. The bulb is a pale green/white color, the stems grow big with large leaves, which can be a replacement for spinach. It likes cooler climates, but will grow in most zones. It needs full sun, but too much heat can dry them out. This annual is an early variety and is ready before Purple Vienna Kohlrabi.
Does not require much water. Soil needs to be kept moist, but not over saturated. Weeds around Kohlrabi need to be kept under control, as they require a lot from the soil to grow properly. As it prefers the cold, gardeners in warmer zones, where there is no frost should plant in the fall for a spring harvest.
Kohlrabi is great for cooking. It can be added fresh to salads, but the root needs to be peeled. Delicious baked, blanched, or pickled.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
Other Names: N/A
Seeds per Oz: Approx 9,000
Days to Maturity: Approx 50-59
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 3-11
Uses: Cooking, Microgreens
Temp Preference: Cooler
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: Do not plant in the same place you planted cabbage family vegetables the year before.
|Seed Planting Depth
||Seeds per Ounce
||Days to Germination
||100' Row Yield
|¼ - ½ inch
||14 to 21
Sowing: Sow after the danger of frost has passed. In areas with no frost, kohlrabi can be planted in the fall. Turn over soil and add compost or compost. Plant ¼ - ½ inch down, and cover with ¼ inch of soil. Pack lightly.
Transplanting:Can be sown indoor 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Make sure soil has been turned over, and well fertilized.
Soil Preference: Well drained, well fertilized soil.
Other Tips:Kohlrabi can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks, but remove leaves, and place in in a plastic bag.