Canning Kohlrabi?

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Kohlrabi or turnip cabbage can be canned to preserve a portion of you harvest. Pressure canning is not recommended for this veggie, however, there are a variety of recipes for pickling it. This is a page about canning kohlrabi.


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September 13, 2011

Can kohlrabi be canned? I have some kohlrabi and would like to can it but don't know how. Please help.

By Malisa


September 28, 20110 found this helpful

Sweet & Sour Kohlrabi

2 lbs. shredded kohlrabi
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
1-1/2 cups Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/2 Tbsp. whole cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 Tbsp. peppercorns
Making this is a two day process. If you try skipping the first step the texture does not come out right.

Also, if you do not have kosher salt, canning salt works just as well.

Day 1
1. Remove stems, leaves and roots of kohlrabi then peel
2. using a kitchen slicer with the smallest blade, shred kohlrabi. OR


3. using a food processor with a medium sized grating blade, grate kohlrabi making sure you get mice round pieces
4. place in bowl and sprinkle with salt
5. toss with hands making sure that the salt is evenly distributed
6. cover and allow to sit in a cool place for about 24 hours
Day 2
1. Drain Kohlrabi
2. Combine remaining ingredients in pot and bring to a boil
3. Using a canning funnel, pack kohlrabi into hot jars and cover with liquid to within 1/4" of rim
4. place seals and rings on jars and tighten
5. process in a water bath for about 20 minutes
6. using a jar tong remove jars to rack and allow to cool
7. seals should pop down
8. if one does not just put it in the fridge and use that one first
9. this should age for about a month before eating.

Makes about 6 pint jars

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September 14, 20160 found this helpful

Can I can kohlradi

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October 8, 20170 found this helpful

How long for quart jars?

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October 16, 2016

I see many places where is says to not pressure can kohlrabi; why not? And if you do, for how long, and do you have to put something in each jar when you do can it?


February 1, 20170 found this helpful

It seems to me that kohlrabi can be canned if it is pickled. There's a great recipe here:

Trim and peel kohlrabi. ...
In a medium-sized, non-ionized pot combine vinegar, water, and pickling salt.
Divide remaining ingredients between 4 sterilized pint jars.


Pack kohlrabi chunks into jars leaving approx. ...
Wipe rims, apply lids and rings (finger tight) and process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.

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February 4, 20170 found this helpful

Kohlrabi is better suited for feeezing than canning. Once thawed you can boil it or stir fry it.

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August 4, 2016

I am looking for a recipe to canning my kohlrabi and cannot seem to find one. Any suggestions?


August 5, 20160 found this helpful

I pickled mine

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August 10, 20161 found this helpful

Try Jackie Clay at Backwoods Home. If she hasn't canned it, you probably shouldn't.


Backwoods Home has a website and there is an "Ask Jackie" section.

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