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Kohlrabi

The stem of the kohlrabi plant can be white, purple or green.

You may not be familiar with kohlrabi, but you would recognize its taste -- it's been described as a milder and sweeter cabbage heart. This nutrient-dense vegetable is a part of several vegetable recipes. In this article, we'll talk about growing kohlrabi.

About Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi, a member of the cabbage family, is a hardy biennial that is grown as an annual. It has a swollen stem that makes it look like a turnip growing on a cabbage root. The swollen stem can be white, purple, or green, and is topped with a rosette of blue-green leaves.

Common Name: Kohlrabi

Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea; Gongylodes Group

Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow kohlrabi.

Try:

  • Vegetable Recipes: Find delicious recipes that feature kohlrabi.
  • Vegetable Gardens: Grow a full harvest of great vegetables this year.
  • Gardening: We answer your questions about all things that come from the garden.

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