Kohl Rabi - Kolibri F1 Hybrid
This variety of kohl rabi produces attractive, purple-skinned roots with pure white, succulent flesh, best eaten when golf ball size, although the flesh still remains succulent and bitter free when roots are larger. It is easy to grow and quick to mature in under 8 weeks from sowing. Plants have a neat, compact growth making them ideal for early sowings under cloches or fleece. Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun.
Sow from March to July, at 4 week intervals. Sow thinly, 12mm deep in drills 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to 7cm apart for small bulbs, or 10-15cm for larger bulbs. Keep moist at all times for the most succulent roots and to minimise woodiness, bitter flesh and bolting.