Michihli Chinese Cabbage is an heirloom variety from China known for its hardiness and large, pale green, non-curly leaves. This classic heirloom, also known as napa cabbage, is easily recognizable with its elongated, creamy head that tapers to pale green leaf tips. Its outer leaves are slightly savoyed and a pale green color, revealing a pristine white interior. The mild and slightly sweet flavor of its tender yet crisp leaves make it perfect for stir-fries, pickled cabbage, and fresh salads with a tangy twist. This cabbage is a must-try for any food lover!
Scientific Name: brassica rapa var. pekinensis
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 7-12 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 70 to 150 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: soil with moderate amount of organic matter
Sowing and cultivation: This cabbage dislikes transplanting therefore sow direct or sow in a pot that can be transplanted entirely in the garden when the danger of heavy frost has passed. Sow at 1/2 inch deep and space to 8 inch apart. This cabbage thrive in cool temperatures, tolerating mild frost.