Grandfather planted ... Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is not like cabbage; it can be rather called turnip or rutabaga. The sprouted stalk tastes like kocherigu cabbage, but kohlrabi is much tastier and juicier. The sweet taste of kohlrabi gives the sucrose contained in it. In terms of vitamin C, kohlrabi is superior to lemon and orange. It is especially useful for children.
© Anita Martinz
Varieties and hybrids
Giant. The variety is late ripening. From sowing seeds to the onset of technical ripeness - 110 - 120 days. Large stems are large, with a diameter of 15 - 20 cm, roundish, whitish-green in color, with a concave apex. The pulp is white, juicy, tender. Weight - 4-6 kg. Taste and keeping quality during winter storage are good. The variety is heat and drought tolerant. Recommended for fresh use, processing and winter storage.
Cartago Fi. Mid-season hybrid. From full germination to the onset of technical ripeness - 80 - 90 days. The stemblende is of medium size, of an elliptical shape, light green in color, with a delicate, juicy pulp, does not wood, does not crack. Weight 250 - 350 g. Recommended for fresh use.
Violet. From sowing seeds to the onset of technical ripeness - 100 - 110 days. Stebleplod is medium in size, with a diameter of 6-9 cm, rounded flat, dark purple in color, with a flat top. The pulp is white, juicy, tender. Weight 0.8 - 1.2 kg. Taste good. The grade is frost-resistant. It is recommended for fresh use, processing and short-term storage.
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Atena. The variety is early ripe. From full germination to technical ripeness - 70 - 75 days. Stebleplod with a diameter of 6-8 cm, light green in color, the flesh is white, tender, juicy. Weight 180 - 220 g. Recommended for fresh use and processing.
Early. The vegetation period of the variety from the moment of transplanting seedlings in open ground is 42 - 53 days. The food uses a thickened spherical stem with a diameter of 6-7 cm, resembling a turnip. It has good resistance to cracking.
Late. The variety is suitable for consumption in 60 - 70 days after transplanting seedlings in open ground. Moderately crack resistant. Thickened stem with a diameter of about 10 cm.
Delicate blue. Mid-season, resistant to shooting. Stem crops are large, the flesh is tender. Taste is excellent.
Early ripe cabbage gives production already in 2 months after emergence of shoots. The term for sowing seeds and planting seedlings in open ground is from April 25 to May.
Seedlings are planted in a permanent place at a distance of 20–25 cm between plants and 30–40 cm between rows.
Stem crops are ready to eat when they reach a diameter of 8-10 cm and weights 90-120 g. Overripe stems are rough and lose their nutritional value.