I don't remember where I read about kohlrabi being referred to as the vegetable Sputnik but it is quite an apposite description They are rather strange looking vegetables with their antennae- like shoots. I pulled two specimens today. They were probably four inches or five inches in diameter. Tonight will see the leaves consumed. The bulbous stems will form the vegetable basis of tomorrow night's munchies. I have heard the raw taste being likened to that of apple. Not my recollection from when I last grew them but I will report back once I consume some of this produce duly grated and incorporated into a summer salad.