Kohlrabi growing 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
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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Requirements for 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
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
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