Riverford Wicked Leeks

Purple kohlrabi

Purple kohlrabi


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We’ve heard kohlrabi described as everything from an alien to a Mr Man, a Teletubby to Mike from Monsters Inc. This rare, purple variety is especially weird and wonderful. If that encourages children to try it, so much the better! Kohlrabi has a sweet, peppery succulence that makes it one of the most underrated veg out there.


To prepare, trim off any stems, trim the base, and lightly peel. For boiling, braising and roasting, cut into chunky wedges or batons. For eating raw, kohlrabi is best grated or cut into very thin slices or matchsticks.

Raw kohlrabi is fantastic in salads and slaws, a bit like a radish. You can boil it into soup, toss into stir-fries, or add it to stews 30-40 mins before the end of cooking. Or for an easy side, toss with oil and seasoning and roast at 200°C/Gas 6 for 30 mins.


Keep in the fridge, remove leaves to retain moisture.


May to June.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.