Choy Sum

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Binomial Name Brassica rapa var. parachinensis
Taxon Species
Description Choy Sum, or Yau Choy, is a cool season vegetable in the Brassicaceae family. It has large flat leaves, slender stems, and tiny yellow flower buds. All parts of the plant can be eaten - leaves are added raw to salads, and the whole plant can be steamed or stir-fried. It's flavor is a cross between spinach and cabbage, and it is sometimes described as a milder, less bitter version of Broccoli Raab. Green varieties are not frost-tolerant, but purple ones can withstand temperatures below 0°C. It is sometimes called Yu Choi when harvested without flowers, and Yu Choi Sum when harvested with flowers.
German Chamomile
German Chamomile
Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Direct seed outdoors
Spread (diameter) 35 centimeters
Row Spacing 15 centimeters
Height 35 centimeters

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