Early White Vienna Kohlrab (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group) Organic Non GMO - Vegetable
Early White Vienna Kohlrabi, scientifically known as Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group, is a fast-growing and cool-season vegetable. It is characterized by its round, bulbous stem that emerges above the soil, which is the edible part. This variety is popular for its mild, turnip-like flavor and tenderness, making it a versatile addition to salads, soups, and other culinary creations. Its crisp texture and subtle flavors provide a great addition to the variety of dishes available on the table. Its fast-growing cycle and cool-season preference make it a popular choice for many gardens. Early White Kohlrabi is a delightful cool-season crop that adds a unique and mild flavor to your culinary creations. Following these growing instructions will help you successfully cultivate this tasty and versatile vegetable in your garden.
- Plant Early White Kohlrabi in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It needs at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- The soil should be well-drained, fertile, and slightly acidic with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
- Sow kohlrabi seeds directly in the garden in early spring for a spring harvest or late summer for a fall harvest.
- Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in rows spaced 12-18 inches apart.
- Thin seedlings to stand 4-6 inches apart once they have a few leaves. Adequate spacing allows the bulbs to develop properly.
- Keep the soil consistently moist, as kohlrabi prefers well-hydrated conditions. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely.
- Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or well-rotted compost when planting.
- You can side-dress with additional fertilizer or compost during the growing season.
- Watch for common kohlrabi pests such as cabbage worms and aphids. Implement pest control methods as needed.
- Kohlrabi is relatively resistant to diseases, but keep an eye out for fungal issues and treat as required.
- Early White Kohlrabi is typically ready for harvest 50-60 days after sowing.
- Harvest when the bulbs reach 2-3 inches in diameter. They should be tender and crisp for the best flavour.
- Store harvested kohlrabi in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks. It's best enjoyed fresh.
- Seed count: 20