Kohlrabi Seeds - Purple Vienna - Heirloom

Regular price Dhs. 15.00

 4 grams / packet

1. Short Description

Non-GMO, Heirloom Purple Vienna seeds produce kohlrabi with purple bulbs and a light green interior. The flavor is mild, resembling the taste of a turnip. This unusual looking vegetable comes from northern Europe, and did not become common in the United States until after the civil war.

Growing Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Garden Seeds

Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Growth Habits:

Sow the non-GMO seeds directly in the garden. The Purple Vienna Kohlrabi seeds thrive in well-drained soil with Organic matter, and the resulting plants will need a couple inches of water per week. Growth rate and health may be improved by companion planting with beets, celery, or cucumbers. Harvest the kohlrabi when it is 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Purple Vienna Kohlrabi in the Square Foot Garden:

Plant 4 to 9 per square foot, depending on the size you harvest them at.

Culinary Uses for Purple Vienna Kohlrabi:

Kohlrabi must be prepped in the kitchen before using. First, cut it in half. Slice off the woody top and the bottom of the vegetable. Then remove the core, unless the kohlrabi is fairly small. Finally, use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the skin. Now it's ready to eat or cook. Kohlrabi have been described as tasting like a turnip or like a cabbage, but sweeter. Raw, they make a great addition to a fresh garden salad. Pureed, they add a distinctive flavor to potato soup or cream of broccoli soup. Kohlrabi can also be roasted with winter squash or steamed.

Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Health Benefits:

Kohlrabi grown from heirloom Purple Vienna seeds yield a vegetable rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps heal wounds, synthesize collagen, and absorb iron. It's also rich in vitamin B6, which helps red blood cell production and immunity. Kohlrabi is also a good source of fiber, which helps control blood sugar and support intestinal health. The vegetable is also a source of potassium, a mineral important to heart health.

  • 4 g - Approximately 1,100 Seeds

Basic Info

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes
Color: Purple
Flavor: Mildly Sweet


Growing Info

Days to Maturity: 60 days
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Plant Spacing: 4-6"
Row Spacing: 2-3"
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained, pH between 6.5 and 7
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun



Pests/diseases: Cabbage worms, slugs, grasshoppers and aphids

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