Flowering Brassica-Yu Choi Sum

Flowering Brassica-Yu Choi Sum

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3026-01

Regular price $4.95 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jan 28 and Feb 02. * ETA for USA only

Flowering Brassica-Yu Choi Sum

Brassica chinensis var. parachinensis

 Yu choy is a leafy vegetable with tender fleshy stalks that grow 20-30 cm tall. It has an elongated oval shape with lightly serrated edges, and its greens vary from light to dark green. Green buds form the base of the small yellow flowers, which occur in densely compacted clusters of 10-20. Flowers of yu choi sum can be removed and eaten raw or combined into salads, but most people leave them on the stem to eat with their meal.  Flowers of yu choy are often found intact among the tender green stalks and leafy greens of the plant. 

Days to germination

 4-8 days

Days to maturity

About 45-55 days

Life cycle

Warm Season Annual

Plant time

Late Winter to Early Spring, and late summer. Cannot tolerate temp below 55 degrees 

Spacing

14-17 inches

Sun

5 hours, plus

Soil temperature

60-80 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

5.6-7.5

Height

12-20 inches

Harvest

 Harvest shoots, leaves and flowers/buds until. temps get to hot or cold

Flowering Brassica-Yu Choi Sum

Brassica chinensis var. parachinensis

 Yu choy is a leafy vegetable with tender fleshy stalks that grow 20-30 cm tall. It has an elongated oval shape with lightly serrated edges, and its greens vary from light to dark green. Green buds form the base of the small yellow flowers, which occur in densely compacted clusters of 10-20. Flowers of yu choi sum can be removed and eaten raw or combined into salads, but most people leave them on the stem to eat with their meal.  Flowers of yu choy are often found intact among the tender green stalks and leafy greens of the plant. 

Days to germination

 4-8 days

Days to maturity

About 45-55 days

Life cycle

Warm Season Annual

Plant time

Late Winter to Early Spring, and late summer. Cannot tolerate temp below 55 degrees 

Spacing

14-17 inches

Sun

5 hours, plus

Soil temperature

60-80 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

5.6-7.5

Height

12-20 inches

Harvest

 Harvest shoots, leaves and flowers/buds until. temps get to hot or cold