Is the ugly duckling, a monster, vulgar, incredible. These are the ideas about the looks of this large (up to 4 kg - 9 lbs.), crispy, sweet, fibre-less kohlrabi. The fles his white inside the slightly pale-yellow peel. The distance between the plants should be 50 cm to get these giants of 20-25 cm diameter. A shorter distance yields smaller knobs. Superschmelz is a delicious kohlrabi which can be stored over the winter. A portion contains about 100 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes|
|Botanic family:||The Mustard Family - Brassicaceae|
|Days to maturity:||75|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: March–July/Direct sow: May–June|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Germination time:||4–7 days|
|Plant spacing:||10–20 cm|
|Row spacing:||35–50 cm|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow directly and gradually as soon as the soil has warmed up until the beginning of July. Do not allow the soil to dry out.
For early harvest: Sow thinly indoors or in a hotbed, about 1cm deep, 4-6 weeks before setting out the plants as planned! The seeds want warmth when germinating, preferably just above 20°C. After sprouting they should be in a light, cool and airy place to avoid lankiness and attacks by root-neck rot but not lower than 14°C for any length of time. Low temperature increases the risk of bolters a lot. Temper the plants gradually before setting them, when the risk of frost is just about over. Most kinds of cabbage can handle a night of light frost. Set out the seedlings a little deeper and tread down the soil preventing the cabbage flies laying their eggs.
SpacingHave 10-20 cm between the plants and 35-50 cm between the rows.
HarvestHarvest the kohlrabi when it is 5-8cm in diameter not larger! Inedible fibres grow just inside the peel if it is allowed to grow to large. Kohlrabi has a more "refined" taste than the swede, but is kept and used in the same way. Its keeping qualities are however a little worse. The smaller leaves of the kohlrabi are tasty too and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Seed200-300 seeds/g, one portion sows between 5-10m directly and 10-15 g for 100 m.
A portion has about 100 seeds.