Purple Kohlrabi

To harvest kohlrabi, trim off the stems and use the bulb as you would a turnip.

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Purple Kohlrabi

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  • Bulb size: 2 1/2 inches
  • Matures: 43 days<
  • Plant spacing: 9 to 12 inches apart
  • Plant size: 12 to 18 inches tall

Heirloom. In German, kohlrabi is a "cabbage turnip," referring to the fact that it is in the cabbage family but forms an edible turnip-like bulb just above the soil line. Not truly a bulb, it is an expanded stem. The unusual purple bulbs have a mild turnip-like flavor and may be eaten cooked or raw. Be sure to harvest while still young or the bulbs can get pithy. Good source of vitamin C. Harvest by pulling the plant and trimming away the stems and roots.

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