Kohl rabi

Kohl rabi 'Purple Delicacy'

Kohl rabi - Kohl rabi  'Purple Delicacy'

Common Name: Kohl rabi
Genus: Kohl rabi
Cultivar: 'Purple Delicacy'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant

Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

The swollen stems of kohl rabi look as if they've just landed from outer space, but this architectural vegetable is a real delicacy. The purple-flushed globe has a taste similar to the sweet crunchy heart of a broccoli stem and can be eaten as a crisp raw ingredient in salads or cooked like turnips.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow direct into fertile soil in shallow drills in spring. Thin seedlings to 15cm apart and protect from slugs. Alternatively grow in containers sowing direct and allowing four plants to a 35cm pot. Kohlrabi is quick to mature, taking as little as 10 weeks from seed to harvest: cut when the swollen stems reach tennis ball sized. Sow a few plants every three weeks to ensure a continuous harvest right through till late autumn.

  • Sow: March-July

  • Harvest: June onwards