Organic Kohl Rabi: Superschmelz. Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes.
A traditional variety, pale green with white flesh. You can let it grow large and it will still stay tender and sweet.
How to grow:
Surface sow in Feb/March on heat in seed trays, prick out as they get first true leaves into modules. Bring on until they’re big enough to go outside from April, plant about 25cms apart. Start direct sowing from April. It’s fast growing so sow successionally for harvesting May to October.
Keep slugs off and watch out for cabbage white butterflies, although they prefer leafier brassicas.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Grate into salads, slice into vegan lasagne as pasta substitute, cube into stews, caseroles, soups. Can be roasted and stir fried. Leaves are used the same as kale.
A variety of broccoli cultivated by natural selection to have an enlarged edible stem. The first European record was recorded in Italy in 1554.
Avg contents: 100 seeds.