Purple Vienna Kohlrabi
Days to Full Maturity: 60 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 250
Purple Vienna seeds produce kohlrabi with light green bulbs. The flavor is mild, resembling the taste of a turnip or cabbage. Purple skin and sweet, white flesh; good cooked or raw. Kohlrabi makes a real staple crop with high yields; cold hardy. Kohlrabi can be grown in zones 3 to 9. This variety is mature in 60 days and grows larger than the Purple variety.
How to grow:
Though kohlrabi grows best in cool weather, a continuous crop from spring to fall will grow in most climates. Direct sow the seed in rich soil and full sun 2-3 months before the last spring frost, or when the average soil temperature reaches at least 50 degrees F. Plant the seeds 1/4″ deep with ten seeds per foot; thin plants to 5″ apart in rows 1′ apart. For a continuous crop, plant a new seed every few weeks until six weeks before the first frost of autumn. Gardeners with the benefit of warmer winters can plant seeds in late winter for an early spring crop. Success with kohlrabi depends on adequate moisture and good soil; the best flavor and tenderness are achieved when kohlrabi is able to grow quickly. Keep the soil moist and control weeds by applying mulch. For companion planting benefits, plant kohlrabi with onions, beets, or cucumbers; avoid planting it with strawberries or tomatoes.