Brassica caulorapa
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Brassica caulorapa


  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  caulorapa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  kohlrabi Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S12010 Data source  UnVeg p223
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to partial shade is ideal for Brassica caulorapa.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is a substitute for turnips. There are many nutritional properties of merit in Brassica caulorapa; for example vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and calcium can all be found. For even more, see the full list of nutritional values. Kohlrabi is most frequently used frozen, fresh or cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  6" Row spacing  1' 6" Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Sep 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Partially hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest  55 to 75 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked   Fresh   Frozen Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin B complex   Vitamin C   Calcium   Iron   Phosphorus Edible parts  Bulbs Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  a substitute for turnips
Horticulture notes  This plant's 6 month extended planting season continues from April through September. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 6" apart. Separate each row by approximately 1' 6". It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 55 to 75 days. Propagation of Brassica caulorapa can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brassica caulorapa is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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