How to grow... Kohl Rabi

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Delicacy Purple Kohl Rabi

Kohl Rabi are funny looking things that are often described as a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. They are part of the brassica family, and as such can be looked after in much the same way as turnips, cauliflowers, broccolis and cabbages.

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A light fertile loam is best but kohl rabi will grow in most soils.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are best for growing kohl rabi.

How far apart?

30-40cm apart

Looking after your plants....

Follow our tips below when growing kohl rabi for the best results.


Kohl Rabi

Watch they don't get waterlogged

In areas of heavy rainfall plant your seedlings in ridges to help with drainage. Otherwise plant on flat ground which has been well worked and consolidated.

Kohl Rabi

Water when it's dry

Water plants well after planting and during periods of dry weather.

Storage Tips

You can store them in a cool dark place (in a sand box is best.)

Ways to cook

Peel the kohl rabi and roast it, or steam it to be used in stir fries.