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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

White Vienna Kohlrabi is very popular and ripens faster than Purple Vienna, by 5-10 days. Variety with light green, white-fleshed bulbs harvested from a stem length of 2-3 inches. Delicious sweet pulp is good in salads, snacks, or light meals.
From German means "cabbage turnip", Kohlrabi was first bred around the 16th century in Northern Europe. It spread throughout the rest of the continent and the Mediterranean, and the United States. Most recently, this vegetable was discovered by China, Israel, and Africa; now, Kohlrabi is one of the staples of North Indian cuisine.
Kohlrabi is a good source of thiamine, folate, magnesium and phosphorus, dietary fiber, vitamin C and B6, potassium, copper, and manganese.

How to grow White Vienna Kohlrabi from seeds:

  • Sowing: Kohlrabi requires cool weather to grow well but has a continuous harvest from spring to fall in most climates. Plant White Vienna kohlrabi seeds directly into rich soil in full sun 2-3 months before the last spring frost, with an average soil temperature of 50 degrees F. Plant seeds 1/4″deep, ten seeds per foot, 5″ each from a friend in rows at a distance of 1'. For a consistent harvest, plant new seeds every few weeks for up to six weeks until the first fall frost. In regions with warm winters, you can plant seeds in late winter for an early spring harvest. Plant kohlrabi next to onions, beets, or cucumbers; avoid planting near strawberries or tomatoes.
    • Plant Spacing: 5″.
  • Growing of White Vienna Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is a moisture-loving plant and requires goоd soil. A lаyer of mulch can help retain moisture and inhibit weed growth. Clean the Kohlrabi of aphids, larvae, and other pests that can damage your crops.
  • White Vienna Kohlrabi Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist.
  • White Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds Days to Germination: 12-14 days.
  • Light Preference of White Vienna Kohlrabi: Full Sun.
  • Life Cycle of White Vienna Kohlrabi: Annual.
  • How and When to Harvest White Vienna Kohlrabi: Kohlrabi is most tender, with a diameter of 2-3 ″. Lift out the entire plant and remove leaves and roots. Kohlrabi is good to store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
  • White Vienna Kohlrabi Days to Maturity: 45-65 days.
  • White Vienna Kohlrabi Seed Saving: Kohlrabi can be cross-pollinated with other cabbage family members, such as broccoli or cauliflower, and should be isolated to maintain genetic purity. Dig up the stored plants for seeds in late fall. Remove the leaves and stem and cut the root to 4-6 inches in length. Leave the roots in wet sand at about 40 degrees F until spring. Transplant them 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost. Kohlrabi will sprout a stem 4-5 feet high, with many yellow flowers with four petals. When the flowers are ripe, and pods have formed, pluck them and let them dry. Separate the White Vienna kohlrabi seeds from the pods and store them in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS:

  • Common Names: Kohlrabi
  • Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
  • Species Origin: northern Europe
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hot Pepper, Warm Season
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • USDА Zones:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds pеr Ounce: 4,000
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height:30 Inches
  • Color: White
  • Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer
  • Uses: Culinary

 

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