Kohlrabi (Storage Life and Bolting?)

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Just a quick question. We still had one Kohlrabi left in the fridge from 'saving' everything in Oct from frost. Cut into it this weekend and it was like standing in the garden just harvested!!! Does anyone have any idea how long these will store? Could I have left these in the garden? And DH wonders if anyone can tell him when does it go to seed? He says ours never did. Thanks for your advice.

-- (stephanie.wilkerson@experian.com), February 13, 2002


Response to Kohlrabi

Wow, I had no idea kohlrabi would last that long in the fridge. They are a member of the cabbage family and a biennial. That's why your husband hasn't seen it go to seed. They set seed the second year.

-- Murray in ME (lkdmfarm@megalink.net), February 13, 2002.

Response to Kohlrabi

So.....if they set seed the second year....that means they live through the winter, yes?

-- Sue (sulandherb@aol.com), February 13, 2002.

Response to Kohlrabi

If you can over winter other cabbage family plants, the kohlrabi will too. I like to use loose hay [or straw is better] and for really bad cold spells add a cover remay [or plastic, which may need to be removed again] over the top of the bed.

-- Thumper/inOKC (slrldr@yahoo.com), February 13, 2002.

So I did not have to harvest this! What a bummer! This was one of the packages that 'was trying something different' and never studied up while it was growing. Atleast I know for next year--this is one great tasting vegetable! Thanks everyone for the info.

-- (stephanie.wilkerson@experian.com), February 13, 2002.

Now, I know you must be eating the kohlrabi raw, since that's the best way to try it, but have you tried making coleslaw with it? A little kohlrabi and some fresh carrots shredded up with some slaw sauce is divine. You know, it's bad enough when all these folks in Texas and Florida get me salivating for fresh garden produce when there's still snow on the ground, but now you've got me salivating for fall produce which I won't get for a LOOOONG time!! :(

-- Sheryl in ME (radams@sacoriver.net), February 13, 2002.

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