Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa

Common Name(s): Kohlrabi



An easy-to-grow, cool-season vegetable. Kohlrabi can be described as a cabbage-turnip; another name for it is German turnip. The edible part is the swollen stem, or ‘bulb’ that develops just above ground. Use as you would turnips or eat raw.

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Frost Sensitive
Non Indigenous
Full Sun
Moderate Watering

Common Pests and Diseases
Caterpillars, and aphids on stressed plants that suffer from a lack of moisture and nutrients. Downy mildew and black rot on seedlings in warm, moist weather

Kohlrabi is ready to be picked 8-10 weeks after sowing, or when the ‘bulbs’ have reached 50-70 mm in diameter.
Interesting Info
The edible part is the swollen stem, or ‘bulb’ that develops just above ground.
Feed the plants with nitrogen fertilizer once a month.
Planting Instructions
Sow in seedbeds or seed trays during late summer.Transplant seedlings when they reach a height of 100–150mm, planting them 400mm apart in the row.
Soil Conditions
This plant grows best in well-drained, medium to heavy clay soils that have been well prepared with large quantities of general fertilizer, manure and compost.
A 2m-row should be enough for a family of four. Sow every four weeks in the season.
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