Kohlrabi – Purple Delicacy (Organic)


A very attractive purple heritage variety, fast growing and well suited to early and late plantings due to its cold hardiness. Delikatess Blue is certainly our shining star for early and late season crops. It grows fast and consistently and is ready to harvest after 8-12 weeks. Although sometimes considered a root vegetable, kohlrabi is actually the swollen stem of the plant. The whole plant can be eaten, the large leaves can be cooked like kale and smaller leaves make a pretty and very tasty addition to salads. The stem can be cooked in various ways, steamed, stir fried, baked etc, but to be honest we think it tastes better raw. Eaten raw it is similar to apple in taste and texture but with a slightly nuttier flavour. This variety is best harvested when tennis ball-sized as it can become woody when left to grow much larger.

(Approximate seed count – 125)

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When to sow: Feb – Aug

Spacing: 30 x 15-30cm

Kohlrabi tips: Direct sow in 1cm deep drills 30cm apart from the end of February right through till August, thin to final spacing. Early sowings should be protected with fleece or cloches.
Alternatively sow in modules and plant out to final spacing.
Sow every two weeks for a continuous supply.
Purple varieties are generally hardier and better suited to very early crops.