Brassica rapa var. chinensis
White Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choi
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It’s not as sensitive to heat and cold as Chinese cabbage, and the striking white petioles and green leaves make it a must for edible landscaping. Can be prone to bolting in hot weather. Looks more like some of the lettuces. The crisp leaves are slightly mustardy in taste.
Cut whole heads at soil level when they are compact and firm and before seed stalks form usually 8 to 10 weeks to after sowing. Complete the harvest before the arrival of freezing weather.
Sowing time in autumn, thinning is required afterwards. A spacing of 7.5-10 cm for seedlings, 20 cm for semi-mature plants, 25-30 cm for mature plants is recommended. Germination time is between 7-10 days.
Rotate with other vegetable groups only to use the same spot in 4 years!
Soil PH preference
Often used in salads or stir-fries as a baby leaf, or used in a variety of Oriental dishes as a cooked vegetable when semi-mature.
Cabbage aphids, cabbage root maggot, cabbageworms , flea Beetles and cutworms may affect cabbages. Control by keeping beds weed free and handpick worms. Avoid wetting foliage if possible to stop Alternaria porri.
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts