Kohlrabi / German turnip / Turnip cabbage

Kohlrabi / German turnip / Turnip cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes

Plant family

Crucifers (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

30 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant is over. The following instructions are for the next season.

Mid of April

Propagating

End of April

Transplanting

Mid of May

Harden

Description

Kohlrabi is a fast-growing spring vegetable from the cruciferous family. The above-ground tuber is a thickening of the shoot axis. There are many varieties that differ in color (green, white, purple), shape (oval, round, platy), size, duration of cultivation and time of cultivation.

Origin:

Northern and Eastern Europe

Growing tips

Due to its short cultivation period, kohlrabi is a good pre-, inter- and post-crop. Uniform water supply is important for good tuber formation. Drought or uneven moisture promotes lignification. You should maintain a 3-4 year growing interval to other cruciferous crops. Harvesting extends over a few weeks, as not all tubers mature at the same time.

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Pests

Cabbage White Butterfly

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