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Brassica oleracea Gongylodes_ group

Try something new -- grow kohlrabi! Resembling a spaceship or satellite, the swollen stem or "bulb" of kohlrabi develops just above the soil line. The crisp, sweet flesh resembles that of turnip and is used about the same way. Peel, slice, and eat the bulb fresh, or dice and cook it in soups and stews.

Kohlrabi grows best in mild weather. At temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, plants may bolt, and in hot weather, stems become tough and woody.


Part Sun, Sun



1 to 3 feet


9-12 inches wide

how to grow Kohlrabi

more varieties for Kohlrabi
'Grand Duke' kohlrabi

'Grand Duke' kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes 'Grand Duke' is a hybrid that grows larger than standard varieties (to 4 inches in diameter) in 50 days without becoming woody. It has green skin and white flesh.

'Early White Vienna' kohlrabi

'Early White Vienna' kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes 'Early White Vienna' is a longtime-favorite variety that bears 2-inch greenish-white bulbs 55 days from seeding. It is slow to bolt in cold weather.

'Kohlibri' kohlrabi

'Kohlibri' kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes 'Kohlibri' is a colorful selection that has purple skin and fiberless white flesh. Bulbs are ready just 45 days after planting.

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