Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Kohl rabi

Sds/g: 300                             Feed Requirements: Moderate – Heavy (spr)                Usual Seed Life:2-3 years

 

Cultural Notes:

  • An underated vegie in Australia, well loved in eastern Europe.
  • The swollen stem of kohlrabi can be used in soups or grated with half an onion and eaten raw. As it does not like hot weather it is grown in early spring, late summer and early autumn. An average feeder, sow seeds 1 cm deep in rows 45 cm apart, thin to 10-15 cm apart. Kohlrabi mature in less than 2 months and to ensure that they remain tender and flavoursome they must have consistent growth and adequate water.

Problems:

  • No real issues except cabbage moth can be an issue if around when growing.

Harvest:

  • The late sowings can be kept in the ground over winter but the spring sowings must be harvested on the early side to be crisp and tender. Once kohlrabi matures they rapidly become tough, woody and inedible.

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Temperate Climate Periods
Aug 1st to Mar 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Sep 30th
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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea (gongylodes)

A much under-rated and underutilised vegie. This purple skinned white fleshed Kohl Rabi has been grown on by Steve Solomon for its flavour. It is great raw, lightly cooked or used in soups. Eaten raw it has a crunchy sweet flavour, we grate it with a sweet onion and mix together with chopped parsley to use as a refreshing salad. 600 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea (gongylodes group)

An award winning green skinned kohl rabi with crisp, tasty flesh. Noted both for its earliness and flavour, this unusual vegetable is popular in eastern Europe. Eaten raw it has a crunchy sweet flavour, we grate it with a sweet onion and mixed with chopped parsley to use as a refreshing salad. 100 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea

The best kohl rabi around!! Deep purple skin, large bulbs and nearly fibreless white flesh. This variety is great raw, lightly cooked or used in soups. Eaten raw it has a crunchy sweet flavour, we grate it with a sweet onion and mixed with chopped parsley to use as a refreshing salad. 30 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea (gongylodes group)

The kohl rabi is super in many ways. It is big, sweet and very slow to run to seed. The bulb can reach 20-25 cm in size (up to 8 kg in some cases!) without becoming stringy and remains sweet and tender. The skin is white and light green. An old Swiss variety. 200 seeds.