Kohlrabi (German turnip or turnip cabbage) (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group) is an annual vegetable, and is a low, stoutcultivar of cabbage. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Kohlrabi has been created by artificial selection for lateral meristem growth (a swollen, nearly spherical shape). The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter, with a higher ratio of flesh to skin. The young stem in particular can be as crisp and juicy as an apple, although much less sweet. Kohlrabi has to be picked up during autumn before his complete growth, otherwise it becomes woody. Kohlrabi could be green, white or violet.