Latin name: Brassica oleracea
🌱 Days to Sprout: 5-10
✂️ Thin to: 1 plant per yCube
🍅 Days to Maturity: 45-55
💡 Light Zone: Moderate
📏 Plant Size: <1 ft
💚 Care Level: Beginner
Kohlrabi is native to northern Europe. By the late 16th century, it had become popular across all of Europe, the Mediterranean, and other parts of the world. The first record of Kohlrabi in the U.S. is from 1806. While completely different in appearance, vegetables like Kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts are both descendants of wild cabbage.
Purple Kohlrabi is entirely edible (including the purple-veined leaves) with an enlarged stem that resembles a turnip growing above the yCube. Underneath its purple skin, Purple Kohlrabi’s flesh is white and crunchy with a sweet and peppery cabbage flavor. Purple Kohlrabi is a superfood with high levels of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. The purple in this variety comes from a pigment called anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant.
Enjoy fresh Purple Kohlrabi in vegetable crudités, salads, or slaws, or try it stir-fried or roasted. While it’s best to enjoy the leaves within 1-3 days of harvest, you can store the bulb for several weeks in the refrigerator if needed.
Care & Harvest
💡Temperature: Prefers cooler temperatures (60-70°F).
🥬 Harvest: Wait until the bulb is 3-4 inches in diameter before snipping it at the base of the stem for a one-time harvest, including its leaves. You can harvest some leaves before you harvest the bulb, but be sure leave ⅓ of the leaves to ensure the bulb continues growing.
Our Plant Health & Nutrition Team thoroughly tests each variety we offer to bring you the most flavorful and high-quality plants. We regularly rotate our plant portfolio, so please note, availability varies.