Brassica oleracea ‘Lanro’


  • Botanical name: Brassica oleracea 'Lanro'
  • Common name: Kohlrabi
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable, Evergreen

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes ‘Lanro’

Kohlrabi, Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes,  has a crisp but sweet flavour, with a good crunch reminiscent of biting into an apple. The outer skin can be green or purple, but peels away easily to reveal dense white flesh. Use kohlrabi raw – sliced or grated into salads and coleslaws – or stir fried or even roasted. Leaves can be used as greens.


Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes ‘Lanro’ is white-skined kohlrabi, bearing non-woody stems with a sweet and tender flesh.

How to grow Brassica 'Lanro'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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Brassica 'Lanro' and wildlife

Brassica 'Lanro' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Brassica 'Lanro' poisonous?

Brassica 'Lanro' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Brassica 'Lanro'