|The weird stem enlargement is about the size of an apple...|
Because kohlrabi is easy-to-grow and has few pests in an organic garden, helps to explain its recently gained popularity with farmers markets and local food groups. It has been grown as a crop in Europe for centuries. Grown for its weird Sputnik-shaped enlarged stem-bulb with leaves sticking out at odd angles. You can consume both the enlarged stem and its leaves.
|Be sure to leave enough room when you plant the kohlrabi |
so they can expand to their full size.
|Sliced about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thin, pan-fried in olive oil, and |
garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
1) cook it like a turnip and all its ways (roasted, mashed, or in a soup), especially if it's 5 inches in diameter or larger.
2) grate the enlarged stem and use them in salads or instead of zucchini in breads.
All the cole crops are the same species: Brassica oleracea.
|Aren't cole crops amazing?|
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