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James H. Schutte
BRASSICA oleracea 'Dyna'( Gongylodes Group)
Grown for its sweet, crunchy, bulbous stems, kohlrabi is one of many crops that descend from Brassica oleracea, an annual or short-lived perennial from Western Europe. The open-pollinated cultivar 'Dyna' produces exceptionally large purple "bulbs" that are nevertheless sweet and tender, provided they are harvested immediately upon maturing.
Kohlrabi is a cool weather crop that prefers full sun and fertile, organic-rich garden soil with ample drainage. It should be sown in early spring before temperatures heat up, or in summer for fall harvest. In most of the United States, 'Dyna' works best as a fall crop. In tropical and subtropical regions, plant this distinctive vegetable in the fall and winter. Like most kohlrabi cultivars, 'Dyna' is ready for harvest in as few as 60 days, and may be eaten cooked or raw. The young leaves are good for stir-frying. This easy to grow brassica is a must for the veggie patch, and its unusual shape is appealing to children. As with all members of Brassica oleracea, it is essential to protect this crop from cabbage loopers.
9 - 1
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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