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Kohlrabi 'White Vienna'

Brassica oleracea var. coulorapa

Kohlrabi, Knolkool (Afr.)

White Vienna produces a huge light-green bulb with a smooth skin. The flesh is white and tender with a mild sweet turnip-like taste. Often used in stir-fries, soups and stews, or enjoyed crisp and fresh.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Harvest when young within 8 - 10 weeks of sowing or when the stems are between 50 - 75 mm in diameter.

Propagation

Seed
Sow during Summer into Autumn about 10 mm deep; Germination time about 7 - 10 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
Alternate with other vegetables on the same soil.

Geography

Origin
Europe, Germany and Netherlands and also from India, China, Israel
Natural climate
Cool to temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
Stems and leaves are used raw or cooked.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Brassicaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Collars around the stems, or floating row covers will keep pests such as cabbageworms and cabbage loopers at bay.

Companion plants

Beetroot, cucumber, mint, onion, oregano, sage, chives and thyme

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