Brassica chinensis 'Michihli'
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Brassica chinensis 'Michihli'

green chinese cabbage
ching siew choy

  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  chinensis Variety  Cultivar  Michihli Common names  michihli   green chinese cabbage   chihli   ching siew choy Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S9185 Data source  UnVeg p60
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Brassica chinensis 'Michihli' likes full sun to full shade. Brassica chinensis 'Michihli' is known as ching siew choy in Chinese.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has pungent, thick, watery leaves. Brassica chinensis 'Michihli' is most commonly used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  10" Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Aug 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer    Time to harvest  80 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has pungent, thick, watery leaves
Horticulture notes  The optimal planting season is from April to August. Provide 10" spacing when grown in quantity. Estimated time to harvest is 80 days. Brassica chinensis 'Michihli' easily self-sows from last year's seeds.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brassica chinensis 'Michihli' is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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