Chinese Cabbage

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Chinese Cabbage

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Product Code: CHIK134
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Chinese Cabbage


Chinese cabbage is a vegetable with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery and widely used as a vegetable in Asian cuisine. Cultivated for over six thousand years in China it is related to the western cabbage and is of the same species as the common turnip. Sometimes know as celery cabbage or bok choi even bok choy this vegetable was almost unknown outside Asia until the 1970s when it was introduced to commercial growers in Israel and the Napa Valley region of California. Chinese cabbage does best under cool conditions and is best grown outdoors and harvested when the heads are firm. Hilton has a sweet, mild flavour that is quite different to western cabbage. The leaf blades can be slightly peppery, while the ribs are sweet and juicy. The inner leaves are protected from the sun and because of this are particularly tender. There is almost no end to the ways Chinese cabbage can be used, including coleslaw, hamburgers, sandwiches, soups, casseroles and stir fries. The famous Korean relish, kim chi, is made from Chinese cabbage pickled in salt, garlic and chilli. The leaves can also be used as wrappers for other foods during steaming. Chinese cabbage does not transplant well and seedlings started indoors should be sown in biodegradable peat or paper pots which are easily set into the garden. Matures 50-70 days after sowing.


 Sowing time: April-May or August.

Sow outdoors: ½ inch deep and 4 inches apart

Thin to: 12 to 18 inches apart.

  Space rows: 18 inches apart.

 Harvest: 50-70 days after sowing

 Seeds per packet (approx.): 1g



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