Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa
Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Sow in seedbeds or seed trays during late summer.Transplant seedlings when they reach a height of 100â€“150mm, planting them 400mm apart in the row.
Feed the plants with nitrogen fertilizer once a month.
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.
|Interesting planting ideas|
Plant near beetroot, kale, lettuces, mustard, onions, parsley, spring onions and thyme.
The edible part is the swollen stem, or bulb that develops just above ground.
|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 â€˜bulbsâ€™ have reached 50-70 mm in diameter.
A 2m-row should be enough for a family of four. Sow every four weeks in the season.
- Botanical name: Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa
- Common name(s): Kohlrabi
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
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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Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.