Growing Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
- Other Names: Purple Vienna Kohlrabi
- Days to Maturity: 55 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 4-6”
- Row Spacing: 1’
- Growth Habit: Upright, above-ground bulbs
- Soil Preference: Fertile, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 65-80℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cabbage worms, harlequin bugs, and flea beetles
- Color: Purple, white flesh
- Flavor: Mild flavor like turnip and cabbage
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Growth Habits:
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi is ready in 55 days. Plant ¼” below the soil in early spring if you would like to harvest for summer or plant in summer for a fall harvest. Kohlrabi is ready when bulbs are about the size of a baseball. Peel tough parts before cooking. Green leaves can be harvested as well.
Various Uses for Purple Vienna Kohlrabi:
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi can be used in a variety of ways. The tender leaves can be used in similar ways that you use kale. This means it can be sauteed with aromatics or eaten raw in a salad. The purple bulb can be julienned into a slaw or diced and roasted like a root vegetable. Kohlrabi is an interesting plant in the garden that produces nutritious foods.
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Benefits:
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi is a nutrient-dense vegetable. Just like other cruciferous vegetables, Kohlrabi is rich in fiber. Fiber is excellent for digestion. Any vegetable that is low in calories and high in fiber is recommended for weight loss because it will promote satiety. Kohlrabi also comes packed with iron which helps with blood health and prevents anemia.
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi is believed to have originated in Italy.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds