The Kohl Rabi Royal Purple is an excellent Kohl Rabi variety, which produces a marvellous 6 - 7cm edible sweet and peppery root vegetable that is often used either raw in dips and salads or cooked in a range of meals including stir-fries stews and soups. The younger leaves of Kohl Rabi plants are also used in salads and are suitable as a spinach alternative.
This variety is a favourite for the home vegie-garden, as it is easy to grow and is generally harvested only 7 - 8 weeks from first sowing, therefore providing quick rewards.
The Kohl Rabi Royal Purple is often grown as a companion plant in vegie-gardens with Beans and Pea plants as well as other vegetable brassicas.
Advantages of Kohl Rabi Royal Purple
Early harvest variety (7 - 8 weeks from sowing)
Large purple skinned variety
Versatile root vegetable great for salads or cooking
Easy to grow, particularly if direct seeded
Generally disease-free if planted in full sun
30 - 40cm height at maturity
20 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Annual vegetable brassica
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden