Can I Grow Kohlrabi?
Kohlrabi prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun. You can plant this
cool-season crop for a spring or fall harvest in the North, or for a
winter harvest in the South.
For a spring crop plant the seeds outside after danger of a hard frost:
sow in midsummer for a fall crop, or in fall for a winter crop. Space
rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Thin the seedlings to 4 inches apart when
they are large enough to handle. You can also grow kohlrabi in containers.
Kohlrabi Plant History
This relative of kale and cabbage has a flavor similar to turnips. It is
grown for its bulblike stem, which grows above the ground.
Kohlrabi Harvesting Tips
Kohlrabi is best when the bulbs are about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Harvest
the foliage when it is young and tender.
Kohlrabi Recipes & Storage
Try eating the stems fresh, like an apple. They can also be shredded as
salad greens, sauteed, stir-fried, boiled, or steamed and served with
a sauce as a side dish. The tops are edible; use them as salad greens
or cook them as a substitute for spinach.
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