Kohlrabi Growing Guide

Kohlrabi is cool-season Cole crop belonging to the cabbage family produces a turnip-flavored swollen stem in as little as 6 weeks. In addition to spring crops, you can tuck in transplants or sow seeds anywhere space becomes available in summer.

Site Characteristics

Sunlight:
full sun - Tolerates light shade.
Soil conditions:
requires well-drained soil
Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. This heavy feeder also needs plentiful, consistent moisture.
Special locations:
outdoor containers

Plant Traits

Lifecycle: annual
Biennial grown as an annual.
Ease-of-care: easy
Height: 1 to 1.5 feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet
Foliage color: medium green/purple
Foliage texture: medium
Shape: cushion, mound or clump
Leaves arise from spherical swollen stem.

Special Considerations

Tolerates: frost - Freezing temperatures may cause plants to bolt.
Special characteristics: not native to North America - Not known in the wild.
Descended from wild European cabbage or kale.


Special uses:
edible landscaping
Growing Information
How to plant:
Propagate by seed