Kohlrabi 'Kolibri' F1 (Gongylodes Group)

I love Kohlrabi, a much underestimated vegetable, ideal for growing at the lean veg times of the year. More
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I love Kohlrabi, a much underestimated vegetable, ideal for growing at the lean veg times of the year. Use for autumn, winter and early spring salads when the weather is cold.

Slice them finely with a mandolin, marinade in good quality olive oil and lemon juice, or, as a less healthy option, serve them with lashings of hollandaise. Their unusual, slightly cauliflower-like flavour is perfect in contrast to the richness of the sauce. Difficult to buy, but easy to grow.

Genus Brassica
Group/Species oleracea (Gongylodes Group)
Variety Kolibri F1
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Kohlrabi, Kohl Rabi
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. Direct sow outdoors from March to August at 4 week intervals, allow 30cm (12in) between rows.
Care Tips Cover seedlings with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water regularly to keep the soil moist at all times. Adequate moisture is essential for the most succulent roots and to minimise woodiness, bitter flesh and bolting.
Harvesting Harvest the bulbs from July to October while they are still tender, lift and trim off the roots and leaves, The leaves are also edible and should be treated like spinach.
Cooking Notes The bulbs can be grated and eaten raw in salads but are more commonly cooked. Scrub clean but do not peel as much of the nutty flavour is in the skin.
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