This is the best purple kohlrabi available. High yields of smooth, round to globe shaped fruits offer white interiors with sweet mild flavor. Start harvesting at the 3” stage, but excellent field holding ability allows for longer harvests of large sized bulbs with high interior quality. Grow along with Korist F1 for a multi-colored assortment. Intermediate Resistance to Black Rot.
TO START SEEDS DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN
In early spring, as soon as ground can be worked, plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Sow seeds 1 inch apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep soil evenly moist for good germination. When seedlings are 3 inches tall, thin to stand 4 to 6 inches apart, ensuring that the bulbs have enough room to grow rapidly. Sow again in late summer for another crop.
TO START EARLY INDOORS
Start seeds 4 to 5 weeks before last expected spring frost. Sow 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover 1/2 inch deep and keep evenly moist. Provide a strong light source until ready to plant out. When 3 inches tall, transplant seedlings 4 to 6 inches apart into rich, well-drained soil in full sun.
GROWING AND HARVEST
Plant in rich fertile soil. Fertilize regularly and water consistently to ensure the steady growth that produces the best tasting, sweetest kohlrabi. Harvest when bulbs are about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Peel, slice and enjoy their crisp flesh raw or cook and serve mashed with butter, in soup or with a cream sauce.
Soil temperature: 60 - 65 degrees fahrenheit
Seeding depth: 0.25 - 0.5 inches
Germination days: 5 - 10 days
Maturation days: 48 days