Purple Vienna Kohlrabi


Brief description:

Kohlrabi is actually a member of the cabbage family, but the edible part is actually the enlarged stem. The mild flesh is mildly sweet and is great cooked or fresh. Purple Vienna bulbs can become fibrous as they mature, it is best harvested when the stem reaches 2-3 inches. The leaves are also edible and the young leaves are often used in salads or steamed. Best harvested about 55 days from sowing. This variety has a purple-skinned exterior, greenish-white interior, and is a bit larger than the White Vienna Kohlrabi. Kohlrabi is a good source of Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

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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.


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