Chinese cabbage growing leaf plant of the species Brassica rapa, Chinese cabbage biennial for the flowers but grows as annual plant, grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Chinese cabbage head

Leaves color can be: (Napa cabbage) green – bright green to white in the top, (Bok choy) dark green in the top, white in the bottom, (Choy sum) green leaves ovate shape grow on 5-10 cm stem, (Baby pak choi)look like Bok choy but instead of white in the bottom it green

Flower edible and the color yellow, the flowers small grow on inflorescence

Chinese cabbage for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Chinese cabbage growing and care:

Cold weather or else become bitter, slightly acid, heavy soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary or use vegetative reproduction in Chinese cabbage?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to heat

Planting season:
Autumn – winter – frost free area / Autumn, winter, spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
0.1-1 m, 4-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Cold climate Full Sun /warmer climate Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers the flowers small grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Mostly unless need the seed there is no need to wait for the blossom

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Subspecies

Napa cabbage – green – bright green to white in the top, the shape close like Arabic lettuce

Bok choy – dark green in the top, white in the bottom the bottom is woodier

Choy sum – green leaves ovate shape grow on 5-10 cm stem

Baby pak choi – look like Bok choy but instead of white in the bottom it green, bottom the bottom is woodier

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold area winter-spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter-spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Two possibilities to trim the leaf separate or trim all the leaves of the plant in the same time

Information about leaves:
Leaves color can be: (Napa cabbage) green – bright green to white in the top, (Bok choy) dark green in the top, white in the bottom, (Choy sum) green leaves ovate shape grow on 5-10 cm stem, (Baby pak choi)look like Bok choy but instead of white in the bottom it green

Uses of Chinese cabbage leaves:
Salad, eat raw, cooked, stir fry, staffed

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa

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