Kohlrabi "Delikates Blauer" - Brassica oleracea L. convar. gongylodes L.
The Nutrient Champion among Cabbages!
An early variety of kohlrabi for spring and autumn cultivation with high resistance to shooting, cracking and lignification.
The period from germination to harvest: 65-75 days.
The stem crop is deep purple in color, spherical in shape, of high quality.
The stem is round in shape, 7-8 cm in diameter and weighing 1.0-1.2 kg.
The pulp is white, tender, juicy, sweet, crunchy and without bitterness.
Advantages of the variety: high growth and development rate, product uniformity even under unfavorable conditions, resistance to flowering and high yield.
The cultivation technique is similar to that of white cabbage.
Unlike other types of cabbage, seedlings are planted shallowly, sprinkling only the root system with earth (with deep planting, elongated stems are obtained). Planting pattern 25 x 25 cm.
Watering and feeding is carried out at the beginning of the formation of the stalk. Kohlrabi is harvested when the stems reach 8-12 cm in diameter (overripe, they become coarse and fibrous).
Store at 0 ° C, 95% humidity for 1.5-2 months.
Kohlrabi stems are juicy, with a firm consistency from light green to dark purple in color (depending on the variety).
Nutritional, dietary value and pleasant taste of the plant are explained by the high sugar content, a large amount of mineral salts - potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as vitamins (niacin, riboflamine, thiamine). By the content of vitamin C, kohlrabi is not inferior to lemons and oranges.
Eating kohlrabi in food has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, metabolism, the functioning of the digestive organs, especially the liver and gallbladder.
Eng.: Kohlrabi. Suom.: Kyssäkaali. Sven.: Kålrabbi. Bot.: Brassica oleracea L. var. gongylodes L.