I plant kohlrabi every year. I love it and my wonderful husband likes it too. He'd never experienced kohlrabi until I came into his life. Kohlrabi is super easy to grow. Kohlrabi are best harvested when they're the size of a golf ball. Maybe a bit larger. I just peel kohlrabi and eat them raw. They're crisp and have a light cabbage flavor. Delicious and nutritious. If I should happen to harvest more than we can eat at one time, I store the peeled kohlrabi in water in the refrigerator. They keep fine for a few days. I guess you can cook kohlrabi, but I don't know why you'd want to. It's mostly a spring/early summer crop as heat makes kohlrabi woody. I've read a bit that it is a European favored vegetable. I've never seen kohlrabi for sale anywhere (not even our local farmers' markets). When I tell people about kohlrabi, they think I'm making it up. There are always packets of kohlrabi seed available in our area. There is a purple variety too, but I'd have to order the seeds. I can't be the only gardener buying the seed in our area. I've realized that the only people I know who grow kohlrabi are: me, my mom and dad, my sister and my two brothers. Now, I know my mom's family and my dad's family had kohlrabi. So, I'm thinking my ancestors brought the love of eating kohlrabi with them to America, and my farming/gardening parents passed it on. My dad is always in the garden looking for the first kolhrabi of the year. Do you plant kohlrabi?
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