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Kohlrabi varieties vary in growth rate and color. The earliest maturing varieties are mostly classically bred hybrids (noted by below), while the best storage varieties are open pollinated.

Green kohlrabi varieties such as (F1; 50 days) and (F1; 45 days) are fast growers that thrive in a wide range of climates. You can plant green and purple kohlrabi together to create a canada goose outlet uk fake beautiful bed.

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Pull up entire plants when canada goose outlet winnipeg address kohlrabi bulbs reach 3 inches in diameter. Cut off the roots and leaves and store the bulbs in your refrigerator. Kohlrabi will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks, or you can blanch and freeze uniform chunks of peeled kohlrabi.

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