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Kohl Rabi – Delicacy Purple


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.

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Number of plants: 10

Variety: Delicacy Purple (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing climbing beans in our growing guide below.

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

Plant out: late April to July/Aug.  These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

*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.