Kohlrabi, Purple Vienna
- Purple-skinned, above ground bulbs
- Bulbs should be harvested at 2-3 inches in diameter
- Sweet turnip-like flavor
- 55-70 days
- ±10,000 seeds/oz
(Brassica oleracea) (aka Early Purple Vienna, Di Vienna Violetto) Purple-skinned above ground bulbs with crisp white flesh. Sweet turnip-like flavor. Excellent raw or steamed. Best harvested at 2½" diameter. Slightly larger and later than White Vienna. 55-70 days. ±10,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.