What is kohlrabi and when is it in season?
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that belongs to the same family as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. It is a cool-season vegetable that has a bulbous stem that is eaten as a root vegetable. The stem is typically round or oval, and it is usually green or purple in color. The leaves of the kohlrabi can also be eaten and have a similar taste to broccoli leaves. It has a mild, slightly sweet, and crunchy taste and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Kohlrabi is in season in the UK from late spring to early autumn, with peak season from June to September. It is best to buy kohlrabi when it is firm, heavy for its size, and has a smooth surface. Avoid kohlrabi that has soft spots or is showing signs of yellowing.
It can be eaten raw in salads, grated in slaws, or cooked in a variety of ways such as roasting, sautéing, stir-frying, or grilling. The leaves of the kohlrabi can also be cooked and eaten, similar to collard greens or broccoli rabe.
When it's in season you can buy kohlrabi online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).