Kohl Rabi Delicacy White is a considerable improvement over previous Vienna variety. Semi-globe roots of light, minty green skin. In our winter trials, when most other kohlrabi had split open and succumbed to the weather, this powerhouse duo kept looking and tasting wonderful. Both Delicacy White and Purple can be harvested when the bulbs reach tennis ball size, but when left to grow slightly larger, they still remain tender.
FOR TRANSPLANTS: Start seeds 4-6 weeks before your last frost date. Sow in sterile seedling mix. Keep the seed bed moist for best germination. Transplant outside when there are 6-8 true leaves and night time temperatures remain above 30°:F.
TO DIRECT SOW: Sow outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Sow seeds in rows 12-18 inches apart. Keep the seed bed moist.
CULTURE: Fertilize with 1 cup of our complete fertilizer, or equivalent, per 10 row feet, either banded below the seeds or worked in around the transplants. Thin plants if direct sown. For extended harvests, stagger your plantings through the month of April. Sowings can resume from late July to early August. May and June sowings should be avoided as they result in kohlrabi maturing in the hottest weather, producing dry woody bulbs.
HARVEST: For tender, sweet, spring-sown kohlrabi, harvest when less than 2 inches in diameter. Fall-grown kohlrabi is less likely to get woody as it gets larger. Kohlrabi is hardy to about 10°F. Some years the plants have remained good in our trials until Christmas, when they are 4-5 inches in diameter. Store at 34°F and 95% relative humidity.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season.
Regular feeding is recommended.