How to grow Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi grow and care – leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Gongylodes group also known as turnip cabbage, Kohlrabi grow as annual but the flower biennial plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting

Leaves edible color is dark green, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate, the leaves of the purple cultivars with purple with veins

Kohlrabi stem

Stem is the most edible part, the stem become round and full of fleshy this part can be from 50 gram to more than 50kg, but the most cultivars it’s 100-800 gram, the peal of the stem is purple or green-yellow and the inner color is white

Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence

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How to grow Kohlrabi growing and care:

Rich soil, not too much warm weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know when to pick the stem

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead and weak leaves

Size of the plant?
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn – winter – spring- frost free area / Spring – summer – autumn- temperate climate

How to harvest the leaves?
Better to trim the leaves when the stem is ready

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color is dark green, the purple cultivars with purple with veins, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate,

Uses of Kohlrabi leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry

Scientific name: B. oleracea. var. Gongylodes

How to grow Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9