Superschmelz is a giant kohlrabi, soft like butter, for outdoor cultivation the only giant variety of Kohl Rabi to grow uniformly large, yet remains very sweet and tender.
If well fertilized it can reach a weight of up to 10 Kg.
It produces juicy 8-10 inch bulbs, and the large root system lends itself to dry areas.
These are at their best when summer sown for autumn harvest.
Stores well in a cool spot. Can be sown until mid-April. It requires plenty of water. Stores well. Perfect for deep freezing.
Kohl Rabi are grown like other Brassicas (cabbages). They like rich well drained soil with pH above 6.0 and sunny position, keep well watered. Sow end of summer to winter, and in early spring, from 2 weeks before last frost of spring to 2-4 weeks before first frost of autumn. Plants tolerate frost. Plant seed 1/4 inch deep, in loose soil to avoid crusting over. Allow the plants about 6-12 inches minimum spacing. Harvest when the "bulbs" are about 3 inches in diameter. Plants may be started in pun net and transplanted out.
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.