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Organic Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds

Unbelievable looks and taste

Brassica oleracea
Any way you dice it, it's delicious.
Lovely purple hued skin and light green interior, like a flying saucer. Enjoy its crisp, refreshing flavor, reminiscent of sweet-cabbage, raw, cooked, fried, or stewed.
Product ID# KO0203 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Raw, cooked, diced, fried, stewed, julienned, fresh from the garden, or stored for winter, this inter-planetary looking cole crop should be a more familiar sight in American gardens (not just in Roswell). This variety has a lovely purple hued skin and light green interior, giving it the luminescence of a flying saucer. No, Kohlrabi does not actually come from outer space. It comes from Europe, as do most members of the cabbage family. Rarely tasted by most Americans, its popularity has been quite steady on the other side of the pond since the 15th Century. And, it's easy to see why: the flesh is crisp and refreshing and redolent of sweet cabbage, and when chopped and roasted it softens, like an apple, with a flavor and texture that is out of this world. Seeing (and tasting) is believing.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 4 to 7 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 12 to 18 inches
Width at Maturity 12 to 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Direct sow 3 weeks before last frost, or start indoors 6 weeks before frost and then transplant 3-4 weeks later. Purple Vienna Kohlrabi appreciates fertile soil with steady moisture. Best harvested when bulbs are about 3" in diameter; save young leaves for raw eating or steaming. This variety is not a giant type; must be harvested at no larger than 4" diameter to avoid woody flesh.

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