PLANT TYPE : Dwarf, Short Toped
FOLIAGE : Medium Green, 5-6 Small Leaves/Knob,
KNOBS : Round, Light Green, Crispy, Sweet
MATURITY : After 60 Days From Transplanting
SOWING TIME: September To October (Or As Per Your Local Climatic Conditions).
The purple variety of kohlrabi is known as Purple Vienna. This variant is as healthful as the more popular and widely available green kohlrabi. One must note that the presence of purple colour proves to be even more beneficial. The bright purple hue is because of the presence of the anthocyanins. The bulbous vegetable is available around the spring season and is succulent with a sweet taste. Though less common, anthocyabnins the colored pigment lends the kohlrabi anti-cancer properties along with other health benefits. Comprising Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, and a high fibre content, kohlrabi is a super food that should be included more often in one’s diet.
Because of the presence of these nutrients and minerals, kohlrabi boosts immunity, aids in maintaining a healthy circulatory system while stabilizing blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It also has a soothing effect on the digestive system and results in smoother bowel movements. Kohlrabi can be consumed in a variety of ways. Cook it as a curry with choice vegetables, eat it raw in salads, stir-fry for side dishes, or simply steam, blanch, braise, roast or grill for any new experimental recipe!
Have your portion of kohlrabi as you like, but make sure to include it somehow and not to miss on the amazing benefits of this veggie.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Raise nursery and transplant 30-35 days old plants at the distance of 1.0 feet between line to line and 9 inches plant to plant. Irrigate immediately and then as per requirement. Harvest starts after 60 days from transplanting.