Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes 'Konan'
Konan Kohlrabi fruit
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Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A great cool weather selection that produces medium sized, light green bulbs with deep green foliage; perfect for vegetable gardens or containers; sweet mild flavor makes it great raw in salads, roasted or in soups
Konan Kohlrabi is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The round green tightly-wrapped heads of foliage are usually harvested from mid summer to late fall. The heads have a pleasant taste and a crisp texture.
The heads are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Konan Kohlrabi will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Konan Kohlrabi is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.