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.