Kohlrabi, White Vienna
- Green-skinned bulbs
- Bulbs should be harvested at 2-3 inches in diameter
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Kohlrabi, White Vienna Description
This variety is also known as 'early White Vienna' and 'Di Vienna Bianco' kohlrabi and is known to have been grown as far back as the 1850s.
"Kohlrabi" comes from the German kohl (cabbage) and the Swiss-German rabi (turnip) due to the combination of its appearance and flavor. It is a relatively recent addition to the cabbage family, with historical records only dating back to the end of the 16th century.
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.