Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

Availability: In Stock
Because of its turnip-like appearance, kohlrabi is sometimes misclassified as a root vegetable. Leaves stand out like little spokes on the sides and top of the edible, enlarged stem. You'll welcome not only kohlrabi's unusual shape, but also its crisp texture and wonderful, delicately sweet, nutty, and very slightly peppery. Eat it like an apple, or try it steamed, sautéed, or pickled, too! One cup contains 140% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
$1.99 1 gram

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes

Days to Maturity: 50–69 Days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Europe

Hardiness: Biennial, grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall, 8"–10" wide

Variety Information: Enlarged, bulblike portion of stem forms just above soil surface. Flavor is between an apple and a mild turnip. 'Purple Vienna' has a reddish-purple, slightly flattened globe with tender white interior.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 65°–80°F. Also sow in late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Sow in fall and winter for cool-season harvest.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date, transplanting in 4 to 6 weeks.

Days to Emerge: 10–14 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"–18"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

Harvesting: Smaller kohlrabi is the sweetest and most tender; harvest when 2"–3" in diameter. Those much bigger than the size of a tennis ball won't be as tasty and often have a pithy or woody flesh. Harvest by cutting stems between the soil and where the stem widens.

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Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds Reviews

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Only a few germinated.
Douglas G Stark
Owner Response: Hi Douglas, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry that you saw poor germination with this seed. The ideal soil temperature range for germination of this seed is 65- 80 degrees F and because seeds are small and sown shallowly they will require regular watering which may mean more than once a day in hot climates, like TX. Rest assured, quality is very important to us and each seed lot is tested regularly to ensure germination rates exceed both federal standards and our own. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help troubleshoot the issue.

Did not form bulbs
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 16, 2021
We tried to grow people Vienna kohlrabi in our raised bed. Good germination rate, but never formed bulbs (was shaped more like broccoli stems/leaves). Maybe something off w nutrient balance?
Owner Response: Hi Jill, A soil test can be quite helpful in finding nutrient imbalances. Kohlrabi can fail to create a bulb if plants are too close, there is a nutrient imbalance, or if there is too much or too little water.

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