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Winner Kohlrabi

(45 days) F-1 hybrid. Longtime customer Brian Cramer of Hutchins Farm in Concord, Mass., convinced CR to grow kohlrabi again for the first time in fifteen years. “Winner,” Cramer said, “has been my most successful kohlrabi for many years, always beating out others I have tried in consistency, quality and appearance.” CR grew Winner in 2012 and it proved to be everything Cramer said. Direct-seeded in late June into a severe drought, irrigated sparingly, thinned belatedly, it even survived his two-week midsummer absence and nevertheless produced its lovely green stem bulb three weeks ahead of Early White Vienna. Its tender sweet flavor was a revelation. Perhaps you, too, have overlooked this unusual under-rated vegetable, or maybe you were just waiting for us to offer a real Winner? Tested negative for BR and BL.
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3473B: 1g for $3.00  
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3473E: 28g for $33.00  
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Kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea (gongylodes group)

~6,000 seeds/oz; 210 seeds/g. Don’t like kohlrabi? Try harvesting it young when it tastes like a humble version of the globe artichoke. Its texture turns tough, woody and inedible if you wait too long.

Brassica

Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Subtract 20 days from date of transplanting.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of any Brassica into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.

Culture: Hardy. Require warm temperatures to germinate (68-86° ideal) but need 60s during seedling stage for optimal growth; higher temperatures make seedlings leggy. Heavy feeders; for best growth, need regular moisture and 2–3' spacing. Have done well for us succeeding onions and garlic in beds. Cauliflower and broccoli are damaged by hard frosts, especially in spring.

Young broccoli sproutlings make good microgreens.

Diseases:

  • BR: Black Rot
  • BS: Bacterial Speck
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • FY: Fusarium Yellows
  • TB: Tipburn

Pests & diseases: Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, PyGanic, Mycotrol.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.