Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa)


Cabbage (Brassica)
    → Cabbage family (Brassicaceae or Cruciferae)

Chinese cabbage
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Early start: from beginning of March to May
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Seeding: from June to beginning of August
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Planting: If started early: 4 weeks after early start, if bought: from April to mid May
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Distance: 40.0 cm x 30.0 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Height: 40 – 60 cm
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Harvest: If started early: 8 weeks after early start, if sown: 10 weeks after seeding, if planted: from May to July (Early variety), If started early: 8 weeks after early start, if sown: 10 weeks after seeding, if planted: from September to November (Late variety)
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Habitat: sunny
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Good Neighbours: Broad beans, Bush beans, Peas, Spinach
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Bad Neighbours: Radish, Radish, Strawberries
glyphicon <%# Eval("Title") %> Chinese cabbage can be grown after the early potatoes have been harvested.
Require a lot of nutrients
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Chinese cabbage is also known as nappa cabbage, sui choy, celery cabbage, Chinese leaf. It is a subspecies of canola.


Sunny location, loose, sufficiently moist soil rich in humus.


It is propagated by seed.


Broad beans, Bush beans, Peas, Spinach


Radish, Radish, Strawberries


Plants that are well suited for next year cultivation:

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The following plants should not be planted in the following years:

How many years: Not to plant:
3 – 4 year(s) Chinese cabbage


Later varieties of Chinese cabbage can withstand light frosts to -4 °C.


Water regularly, ensure is well drained, fertilise several times as Chinese cabbage needs a lot of feeding.


Pests: Cabbage root flies, cabbage white butterfly and turnip sawflies.
Preventative measures:

  • Always keep the soil moist and hoe regularly. That keeps the flea beetles away.
  • A cardboard collar around the root crown can prevent the cabbage root flies or cabbage white butterflies from laying eggs.
  • Space the plants well and leave a gap of at least three years before planting them again in the same bed.
  • Control:
    Regular wiping down can remove eggs or caterpillars from cabbage whites.

    Diseases: Leaf spot.
    Destroy affected parts of the plants.


Harvest from late autumn and, for mild weather, into the start of winter. Chinese cabbage can withstand light frost.
If harvested below 5° C, then we recommend harvesting it with its rootball.


When wrapped in cling film, Chinese cabbage will keep fresh for about ten days in the vegetable cooler in your fridge.
When wrapped in newspaper, Chinese cabbage can be kept for some time in well ventilated rooms at 1 - 5°C.


Chinese cabbage is easy to digest and is suitable for a light diet and to eat raw.
It can also be boiled or steamed. A short cooking time of 8 to 10 minutes is enough.
It doesn't mind being stewed or fried for a little longer.


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