Kohlrabi does not need a deep soil as it is the stem that grows into a bulb. It is a very fast growing plant. caulorapa  : 532651, Data Development History and Data Quality, Brassicaceae, Capparaceae and Cleomaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011), The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4), The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1), Go Gongylodes plant names and flower names in a searchable database to help when you buy plants online for your garden or even potted plants Brassica Caulorapa (DC.) The leaves are also edible. caulorapa: Family: Brassicaceae: Soil: The plant need to be grown in well drained fertile soil that is neutral rather than acidic. Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report. Brassica oleracea L. var. Brassica Oleracea Var. Brassica oleracea var. They can be added to salads or boiled like spinach. DC. http://plants.usda.gov. to Advanced Search and Report, Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010), National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Kohlrabi has low Nitrogen needs. Weeds must be controlled if the stems are to reach a reasonable size. Harvest Kohlrabi as the root gets larger than a tennis ball. Taxonomic Serial No. The plant needs to be grown in a place that receives lot of sunlight. Classification. Brassica oleracea var. Flea beetles and cabbage worms are sometimes a problem for kohlrabi. It has a turnip like appearance, with leaves standing out like spokes from the edible portion, which is a rounded, enlarged stem section growing just above the soil line. Place the fertilizer 6 inches to the side of the plant and irrigate it into the soil. Sow seeds thinly 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Kohlrabi seed germinates quickly and is fast growing, so it is usually planted directly in the garden. caulorapa : Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4) Acquired: 1996 : Notes: ... Common Name: Scientific Name : TSN: In: Kingdom Go to Advanced Search and Report . Common name: Knol kholl, Kohlrabi: Vernacular Languages: Hindi: Ganth Gobhi: Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. When the seedlings have appeared, thin the plants to leave about 3-4 plants in a 12" pot. Pasq. caulorapa DC. The plant need to be grown in well drained fertile soil that is neutral rather than acidic. Rank Scientific Name and Common Name; Kingdom: Plantae – Plants Subkingdom: Tracheobionta ... Common names are from state and federal lists. It grows best at a temperature between 18 and 25°c. General size range is three to five inches. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. Provide ample moisture in the heat of summer to keep the crop growing vigorously. Working some compost and lime into the bed before planting will speed the growth of kohlrabi, and it is the plants that have grown quickly and steadily that are most tender and have the best flavor.