Variety – Early White Vienna
Company – Pacific Northwest
Kohlrabi is a tasty raw vegetable, but this year’s crop was less than stellar. I can’t totally blame the vegetable. I didn’t thin well enough, and I should have picked when they were smaller. The hot, dry weather we had in August is exactly what kohlrabi does not need. They became hard and bitter, and half the crop ended up on the compost pile. In hindsight, I think that the plant takes up an inordinate amount of space when the edible part is the size of a tennis ball. I will try to plant and use this variety much earlier next year.
We will also try the late variety called Superschmeltz which is supposed to stay tender up to a size of ten pounds and is cold hardy so can be left in the garden right through the winter.