Kohlrabi-Purple Vienna
Kohlrabi-Purple Vienna

Kohlrabi-Purple Vienna

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3122-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 02 and Dec 07. * ETA for USA only

Kohlarbi-Purple Vienna

Brassica oleracea var

The Leaves and globes are purplish. Globes have a light turnip-cabbage taste, and the leaves are eaten like kale. The leaves are both colorful and edible, and the tops are thin. Simply regard them as if they were kale. Plants attain a height of 18" and have globes that float from the surface of the soil. When the bulbs are the size of tennis balls, harvest them.   Of course they will get bigger, but I don't like the taste. Before slicing, peel and scrape both rough and woody bits with a peeler.  My favorite way to eat it, is sliced thin, raw, with roasted red pepper and garlic hummus.

Days to germination

 7-10 days mostly

Days to maturity

About 55-70 days 

Life cycle

Hardy biennial usually grown as an annual

Plant time

Late Summer through Mid Winter

Spacing

9-12 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

55-75  degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-7.5

Height

12-18 inches tall

Harvest

Mid Fall through Mid Spring

Kohlarbi-Purple Vienna

Brassica oleracea var

The Leaves and globes are purplish. Globes have a light turnip-cabbage taste, and the leaves are eaten like kale. The leaves are both colorful and edible, and the tops are thin. Simply regard them as if they were kale. Plants attain a height of 18" and have globes that float from the surface of the soil. When the bulbs are the size of tennis balls, harvest them.   Of course they will get bigger, but I don't like the taste. Before slicing, peel and scrape both rough and woody bits with a peeler.  My favorite way to eat it, is sliced thin, raw, with roasted red pepper and garlic hummus.

Days to germination

 7-10 days mostly

Days to maturity

About 55-70 days 

Life cycle

Hardy biennial usually grown as an annual

Plant time

Late Summer through Mid Winter

Spacing

9-12 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

55-75  degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-7.5

Height

12-18 inches tall

Harvest

Mid Fall through Mid Spring