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60-70 Days to maturity. Brassica rapa var pekinensis 'Chun Yeon Gold'. Chun Yeon Gold Hybrid Chinese Cabbage Seeds. Annual Hybrid. Chun Yeon Gold is a napa-type Chinese Cabbage that develops 2-2.5 pound heads with a yellow inside. This variety is known for its heading ability in various conditions. It has a low moisture content providing an excellent flavor that is ideal for kimchi pickling. It is also slow to bolt and resistant to Downy Mildew and Soft Rot making it a favorite for the home garden. ~ 5,300 seeds per oz.
Other Common Names:Chinese Cabbage, Napa, Wong bok, Da bai cai, huang ya cai, Bok Choy, jie qiu bai cai, Hakusai
How to Grow Chinese Cabbage
Sow in the spring while the soil is still cool. Plant again in late summer for harvesting in the fall. If the plants experience late spring frosts or more than a week of nights below 50°F, they are likely to bolt (produce a flowering stalk and stop growing) once warm weather returns.
Before planting, store your seeds in the freezer for several weeks. This process is called vernalization. It increases the chance of germination of the temperature difference at planting triggers the natural change from winter to spring signaling the time to start growing.
Harvesting Chinese Cabbage
Harvest when the heads reach the size you want. In the fall, cut heads high, leaving the plant's base intact. Small heads will often regrow from the stub. During the fall season Chinese Cabbages can tolerate a light frost, but be sure to harvest all cabbage heads before a hard freeze (28F).
Napa cabbage can be eaten raw in salads. It has high water content and takes on a sweet and juicy flavor when cooked, picking up other flavors from the food it's cooked with. Since it softens as well, it's frequently used with meats in stir-fries and soups during the last stages of cooking. Preserve by drying or pickling as Napa-types have the best storage capacity.
Tips From Our Gardeners
"I recommend using oats as a companion plant to increase growth and disease resistance as oats have natural antibiotic properties. "
Green leaves with a yellow center and white petioles.
Chun Yeon Gold Flavor:
Crisp and mild cabbage-like flavor
Days to Maturity:
60-70 Days to maturity.
Days to Germination:
Thin to 12-24 inches
Well-draining, Rich, Slightly Alkaline soil that is 50-60°F.
Pests and Disease:
Common pests and diseases for Chinese Cabbages include flea beetles, cabbageworm, cutworms, cabbage root flies, aphids, clubroot, and other fungi. Keep good garden hygiene to limit issues with these pests and diseases.
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