Kohlrabi, German for “cabbage turnip” is a member of the cabbage family. About the size of an orange, it's easily recognized by its peculiar shape: a bulbous base covered in offshoots that grow in all directions. Large leaves grow from the base, and are also edible. Kohlrabi can be very light green, white, or crimson. It is covered with a thin edible skin. The flesh is sweet and crunchy and tastes a little like radish, stems taste like cabbage. Choose kohlrabi that is smooth and has no spots, if the leaves are attached they should be firm and richly coloured. It can be eaten raw or cooked, and is in season in Ontario in July and August.