Choy Sum Green 70 D Improved
Choy Sum Green 70 D Improved is much more tolerant or warmer weather than past versions. Choy sums are among the most popular vegetables in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. The stems are a vibrant bright green, very sweet and tender, and are usually harvested just before, or as the first few buds are opening. The stems regrow for cut-and-come-again harvest. Excellent in stir-fries, steamed, or in soups.
Choy Sum is similar to Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)
Sow: early spring through midsummer. May be sown into late Autumn in temperate climates or when overwintering in a high tunnel or other protected structure. (Likely most of the year in Tasmania outside mid winter outside)
Spacing: For full-size bunching: sow 15 seeds/30 cm, rows 30-45cm apart.
Choy sum is a leafy vegetable commonly used in Chinese cuisine. It is a member of the genus Brassica of the mustard family, Brassicaceae (Brassica rapa var. parachinensis or Brassica chinensis var. parachinensis). Choy sum is a transliteration of the Cantonese name, which can be literally translated as “heart of the vegetable”. Choy sum is also called yu choy (you cai in Standard Mandarin. It is also known as Chinese flowering cabbage.
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