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Kohlrabi, Early White Vienna
Flavor is mild, sweet, turnip-like.
Round, above-ground "bulbs" with light green, smooth skin have creamy white, tender flesh. Flavor is mild, sweet, turnip-like. Superb raw or steamed. Ready for harvest 55 days from seed sowing. GARDEN HINTS: Use bulbs when the size of an apple before they become hard and woody. Store harvest in cool, frost-free place for winter use.
Sow kohlrabi seeds in well-worked soil after danger of frost in spring. In frost free areas, sow in fall. Sow thinly in rows 18" apart and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
How to Grow
Thin to stand about 4" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Provide kohlrabi plants with at least 1" of water weekly. Do not plant cabbage family crops in the same place 2 years in a row.
Harvest the foliage when bulbs reach 2-3" in diameter and foliage is still young and tender. Eat the stems fresh or use them as a spinach substitute. Use the bulb fresh or cooked. If using fresh, peel the root prior to using. If baking, can be peeled or left unsliced depending on the recipe.