Unusual veggie

This unusual looking vegetable was the cause of some head scratching until it was identified as a kohlrabi or German turnip.

Tamsin Ward-Burch, of Plumstead, was sent a picture of a strange plant growing in the Grassy Park garden of a friend’s aunt.

Having no idea what it could be she asked her mom as she loves gardening. Unable to help, she posted the picture on a Plumstead social media page to which Angela Lindeque responded saying it is a kohlrabi, part of the Brussels sprout family.

It tastes like a mild radish, is delicious raw in salads or roasted, she wrote. According to Wikipedia, a kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea), or German turnip, is a low, stout biennial cultivar of wild cabbage. It can be eaten raw or cooked.