How to grow Napa cabbage

Napa cabbage grow and care – leaf plant of the species Brassica rapa in Pekinensis group also known as Napa, Napa 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 10 in autumn planting.

Napa cabbage leaves

Leaves color green – bright green to white in the top

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

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How to grow Napa cabbage growing and care:

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

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

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?
20-50 cm, 8-20 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

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:

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 green – bright green to white in the top

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

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis

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