Kohlrabi, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Kohlrabi is odd-looking plant. It has thick, roundish stem that can reach 6 to 18 inches in height, depending on the variety.
  2. Kohlrabi develops big, cabbage-like leaves with irregular wavy edges and long petioles. They can be green or purple-greenish colored.
  3. Kohlrabi produces yellow or white-colored flowers arranged in the cross-shaped (cruciform) clusters on top of the flowering stalks.
  4. Fruit of kohlrabi is 4 to 5 inches long seedpod filled with small seed.
  5. Kohlrabi propagates via seed. Farmers often plant kohlrabi two times per year (during the spring and autumn). Plant is ready for the harvest usually 55 to 60 days after sowing.
  6. Depending on the cultivar, kohlrabi can reach 2 to 4 inches in diameter and 5 ounces of weight. It remains edible 30 days after the harvest (when stored in the refrigerator).
  7. Kohlrabi is not root vegetable. Edible part of the plant is bulbous, modified stem which grows above the ground.