There are two types of Chinese cabbage, Napa and bok choy. Napa types are barrel shape with tightly packed heads. Bok choy types form tall narrow heads with thick white stalks and deep green leaves. Napa types may be shredded and substituted in salads for lettuce. Both types are used stir-fried or steamed.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 12-24 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 8-24 inches wide
is a bok choy or chihli type Chinese cabbage that grows 1 foot tall with thick white stalks.
Chinese cabbage is an early disease-resistant Napa type Chinese cabbage. It lasts well through summer heat without bolting (sending up a seedstalk).
With a sharp knife, cut mature heads when they are compact and firm. Most varieties are ready to harvest 45-50 days after planting. Direct seed a second crop in mid- to late summer for fall harvest before a hard frost.