Chinese broccoli growing leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Alboglabra Group also known as Chinese kale or Kai lan, Chinese broccoli annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10 in autumn planting.
Leaves color green, the shape round wavy that grow on a stem.
Chinese broccoli buds
Buds and the stems are edible look like open broccoli, flower color yellow the flowers small grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Chinese broccoli growing and care:
Rich soil, cold season
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Attract a lot pests
Warm area early autumn, late winter or spring, in cold area summer
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
How to prune:
dead and infected leaves
Size of the plant?
5-30 cm, 2-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
If there is no need in the for seeds can be trim for eat
Pollination is done by:
Uses of Broccoli plant buds:
Cooked, eaten raw, salads
Leaves harvesting season:
All year 60+ days to harvest
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem or with the main stem
Information about leaves:
Round wavy leaves that grow on a stem
Uses of Chinese broccoli leaves:
Cooked, stir fry
Brassica oleracea Alboglabra Group