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Kohlrabi Brassica oleracea (Tronchuda Group)

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BRAS-ih-ka ol-ur-RAY-see-uh
Description

This group includes Brussel sprouts, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, collards, and cabbage that are a favorite of spring and fall vegetable gardens in NC. Many plants in this group are grown for their edible leaves rather than ornamental uses.

The genus name Brassica is Latin for cabbage.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Brassica
    Species:
    oleracea
    Family:
    Brassicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Vegetable
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Siliqua
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Four-petaled flowers in fall or winter
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Other/more complex
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glucose leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Roset Formation.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses