Brassica pekinensis
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Brassica pekinensis

chinese cabbage
siew choy

  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  pekinensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  chinese cabbage   siew choy   haku-sai   napa Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S12046 Data source  UnVeg p60
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Clump forming Overall height  10" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral 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 pekinensis likes full sun to full shade. Brassica pekinensis is known as siew choy in Chinese and haku-sai in Japanese.
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 a Savoy-cabbage flavor with crisp watery leaves. Brassica pekinensis is most often used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Apr 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tolerates cold Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Potassium Time to harvest  70 to 80 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a Savoy-cabbage flavor with crisp watery leaves
Horticulture notes  April is normally the best time to begin planting. Typical crop spacing is 1'. Provide 1' spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Potassium is required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 70 to 80 days. Propagation of Brassica pekinensis can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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