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Kohl Rabi – Delicacy Purple


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An unusual, but striking and tasty addition to your veg patch

Although popular in Europe, Kohl Rabi is not that common a vegetable in the UK. It tastes somewhere between a cabbage and turnip. Kohl Rabi ‘Delicacy Purple’ is an early maturing purple variety with round shaped stems and good quality, delicate flesh. It is resistant to and bolting and stem splitting. Kohl Rabi is a fairly quick crop to grow and you can start picking from when the bulb is larger than 5cm in size.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Delicacy Purple (organic*)

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

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Spring/Summer 2021. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant 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 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 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 plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.