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General information

  • Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes  (Kohlrabi)
    • Brassicaceae Family
  • Sunlight: full sun. Tolerates light shade.
  • Soil conditions: prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter.

Pests and diseases


  • Cutworm
  • Cabbage looper Cabbageworm*
  • Flea beetle
  • Cabbage root maggots Black rot
  • Cabbage yellows

*Pictured here.

Successful cultivars and harvest

  • Delicacy White (60 days) Light green skin. 
  • Delicacy Purple (65 days) Vibrant purple skin, white flesh.
  • Quickstar (37 days) Green skin, exceptional earliness, good flavor.

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau..

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