Purplish leaves and globes with mild turnip-cabbage flavor. Leaves are eaten like kale and white-fleshed bulbs are eaten like broccoli.
Plants grow to 18" tall, with globes growing above the soil. Plant in early spring for a summer harvest and again in late summer for fall and winter harvests. Harvest bulbs when tennis-ball sized. Peel and remove all tough and woody parts before slicing and cooking.
The pale purple, flattened, globe shaped bulbs are smooth and tender and form above the ground. Purple Vienna's uniquely flavored white flesh tastes the best when its bulbs are 3" in diameter.
Purple Vienna Kohlrabi Seeds
Days to Maturity
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date
Direct sow after last frost date