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Kohl Rabi – Delicacy Purple

£4.79

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.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. 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.