or Brassica oleracea
or Brassica caulorapa
), or kohl-rabi
, is a low, stout biennial that originated in Germany
around 4,000 years ago and is a member of the cabbage
family (Gongylodes group). It is a cabbage that was selected for its swollen stems -- in German 'kohl' is cabbage
and 'rabi' is turnip
and it is so called because it has cabbage-like leaves and a turnip-like bulb above ground.
Varieties include White Vienna and Purple Vienna. Some varieties are food for cattle.
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