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Kohlrabi Seeds

Kohlrabi seeds grow into unique cruciferous vegetables that mature quickly. They produce a bulbous stem above ground, which has a crisp texture and mild flavor similar to broccoli or turnips. Kohlrabi vegetable loves cool weather. It prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade, and grows best in fertile soil. The vegetables can be harvested relatively quickly after planting which makes them a satisfying crop for all gardeners.

Survival Garden Seeds offers a selection of kohlrabi seeds for sale, including the popular Purple Vienna and White Vienna varieties. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their excellent germination characteristics and reliability so that you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of this unique veggie.

Growing Kohlrabi Seeds in Your Garden

  • Unique vegetable for your garden
  • Fast-growing and easy care
  • Cool-weather crop
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Kohlrabi, with its peculiar shape, is a nutritionally rich vegetable high in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, and is often eaten raw in salads. It is also easy to cook and adds a delicious flavor to your dishes. Kohlrabi is native to Europe but has since spread worldwide. Kohlrabi can be cultivated successfully in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 11, growing in cold easily.


Start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting outside 6-8 inches apart or sow the kohlrabi seeds directly into the garden bed. For a harvest in spring, 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost is ideal, or they can be planted in late summer for a fall crop. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep and keep evenly moist. Kohlrabi germinates best in cool soil and seedlings can even handle light frost. It will usually sprout in 7-14 days.


Kohlrabi is mostly straightforward when it comes to care. Consistent moisture is necessary for tender bulbs, so regular watering is advised. A layer of mulch will provide significant help in that regard, while also controlling the weed growth. When the bulbs reach around 3 inches in diameter, they are ready to be harvested. They can also be harvested when smaller, for a more tender texture.

Growing kohlrabi at home is easy and rewarding. It is nutritious and fun to grow, plus it tastes great! Enjoy it raw to get that crunchy texture or cook it and enjoy its tender, turnip-like flavor. Its distinctive appearance plus its quick, easy growth make it an ideal plant for introducing children to the joys of gardening (and eating their veggies)!

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