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Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and Asian greens will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Olivia Kohlrabi is High Quality Hybrid Variety
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Kohlrabi <em>&lsquo;Olivia&rsquo;</em> F1

Harvest the swollen stem that sits just above soil level when it is about the size of a tennis ball, and enjoy the crisp, white flesh grated raw in salads or lightly steamed. Reliable, with little woodiness, this variety is slow to bolt.

Sow: Early spring to early summer
Harvest: Late spring to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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