• DELIVERY INFO: Bare-rooted fruit plants and seed potatoes will be shipped in early 2024. Plug plants will be shipped from late April onwards. See FAQs for further info.

Kohl Rabi – Delicacy Purple

£5.99

An unusual addition to the vegetable garden

Although popular in Europe, Kohl Rabi is not that common a vegetable in the UK. It tastes like a cross between a broccoli stalk and a turnip. Kohl Rabi ‘Delicacy Purple’ is an early maturing purple variety with round shaped stems and good quality, delicate flesh. Harvest once the diameter reaches about 10cm. It is quite easy to grow, and full instructions are included with the plug plants.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Delicacy Purple (organic*)

In the kitchen: Kohl Rabi is a super tasty addition when grated into coleslaw or salads. Also yummy when roasted, steamed or stir-fried.

THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024

Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Protect from slugs, butterflies and pigeons. Harvesting: You should be able to see the root forming in late summer/autumn. Harvest when it reaches the right size.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

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.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our vegetable plug plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plug plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plug plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.