Kohlrabi - Key Growing Information

A fresh-eating kohlrabi variety, being held in the field until harvest-time.


SCIENTIFIC NAME:Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
CULTURE: Kohlrabi prefers mild or cool weather. It is grown throughout the season in the North, and during fall and winter in the South. Sow 15 seeds/ft., 1/4- 1/2" deep, in rows 12-18" apart. Thin fresh market varieties to 4" between plants. Thin storage varieties such as 'Kossak' to 10" between plants. For earliest crops start in flats or plug trays and transplant. Fertile, well-irrigated soil promotes rapid growth which makes for a sweeter flavored crop. Harvest when roots are about 2-3" diameter; 8" diameter for storage varieties.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract about 14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 250 seeds/16', 1,000 seeds/66', 436M/acre at 15 seeds/ft with rows 18" apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 4,500 plants/oz., 800 plants/1,000 seeds.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 6,200.
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 8'.