Plant Spotlight — cole crops

Kohlrabi 'Purple Vienna'

Posted by David Burton at

       What's kohlrabi?  A general question when you mention this plant and one that is kind of hard to answer.  It is a turnip cabbage thingy that looks like kale...  Yeah, not so clear right.     This member of the broccoli family is commonly called the german turnip because it looks just like a turnip, but one that grows out of the soil.  The "bulb" of a kohlrabi is actually an enlarged stem and if you can picture a turnip bulb and a head cabbage becoming one then you have pictured the kohlrabi exactly.  These bulbs can grow rather large, but are normally harvested...

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