«Giant» - Organic Kohlrabi Seeds
This giant kohlrabi remains tender up to the largest sizes but must be spaced at least 30cm (1′) apart. When Giant kohlrabi seeds are spaced 60cm (2′) apart it can weigh up to 4.5kg (10lb)! Its large root system lets it grow well where water is limited.
Organic Kohlrabi «Giant»This giant kohlrabi remains tender up to the largest sizes but must be spaced at least 30cm (1′) apart. When Giant kohlrabi seeds are spaced 60cm (2′) apart it can weigh up to 4.5kg (10lb)! Its large root system lets it grow well where water is limited.
It handles winter weather well and can be harvested until April from a mid-summer planting. Giant is a staff favourite and presents a great way to impress your neighbours in the organic community garden. Even at the size of a volleyball, Giant kohlrabi seeds produce a tender, mildly flavoured kohlrabi.
SowCreate a firm seed bed in any reasonably light, fertile, free draining soil. Sow seeds, 1cm (½in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart from late February (under cloches or fleece) to early March, continuing until mid-August in warmer areas. Sow a little and often, say every three weeks, for a constant supply.
In cooler areas and where soil is heavy clay, early crops can be sown in modules, hardened off and transplanted when the soil warms up, when they are a maximum of 5cm (2in) high.
GrowThin out seedlings when they are 2.5cm (1in) tall or the first true leaves appear, leaving a final spacing of 15cm (6in) apart. Keep the soil constantly moist and weed free, watering before the onset of drought. Net or fleece young plants, to protect against birds and cabbage root fly.
HarvestingIt's important to harvest when the plants are young and the swollen stem bases are between golf- and tennis ball-size. If you leave them too long they lose their taste and tenderness.
Plants can be harvested until mid-December, and the leaves can also be eaten.