Chinese non-heading type cabbage, 20-30 cm tall. Grown for its broad white stemmed leaf, use in stir-fry, pick often like silverbeet, small compact plant, resistant to bolting. Mildly pungent, hardy cool weather plant. sow autumn and spring in cooler areas. 60 days.
Possibly the most ancient of today's vegetables; cultivated for over 4000 years. Stores well in cool humid conditions. Likes rich well drained soil with pH above 6.0 and sunny position, keep well watered. Will cross-pollinate with other Brassicas to keep seed pure grow only one Brassica. Sow early spring, end of summer to winter, mature plants tolerate frost.