Kohlrabi / German turnip / Turnip cabbage

Kohlrabi / German turnip / Turnip cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (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

Mid of February

Transplanting

End of February

Harden

Beginning of March

Weeding

Every week

Beginning of March

Pest protection

Beginning of March

Planting

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