Konan Kohlrabi is a hybrid with consistently-round, pale-green bulbs and upright plants that deter insect damage. Crisp, delicious bulbs and edible leaves. AAS winner in 2016. Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes. 45 days to maturity.
200 seeds per packet
Be sure to check out our Kohlrabi Growing Guide for more tips and tricks on successfully growing kohlrabi.
Konan Kohlrabi is a hybrid variety that produces beautiful, globe-shaped bulbs on upright plants. This variety was chosen as an All-America Selection in 2016 for it's consistently-round, almost perfect bulbs. Konan plants have an upright growth habit that resists insect damage and makes it a great option for growing in tight spaces. Konan Kohlrabi produces pale-green bulbs that are best harvested between 4-6" in diameter. The bulbs have a crisp texture and a delicious flavor that resembles a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. In addition to the delicious bulbs, the greens are great to eat as well!
Kohlrabi bulbs grow above the soil and have a pale green exterior with a white flesh. The texture is crunchy and is excellent prepared raw as a slaw or an addition to salads. Shred or slice the bulbs and mix with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper for a quick, delicious treat. Kohlrabi bulbs can be harvested at about 3" in diameter, or about the size of a tennis ball. They can also be allowed to reach larger sizes for heavier harvests. Monitor excess moisture, as this can cause bulbs to split. Bulbs should be peeled before eating as the outside is tough and not palatable.
Konan Kohlrabi may be direct-seeded or transplanted, although we recommend transplanting. For direct-seeding, use a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. Use a #1 seed plate with hole size modified to fit the seed. Thin to 8"-12" for optimal bulb production. Transplanting allows for more consistent plant spacing and prevents seedlings from competing with weeds in the early stages of the plant. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date.
Konan Kohlrabi Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 4-6"
Row Spacing: 12-18"
Days to Maturity: 45
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Yellows