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PlantFiles: Yu Choy, Edible Rape, Green Choy Sum
Brassica rapa var. parachinensis 'Yu Choy, 50 Days'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa var. parachinensis
Cultivar: Yu Choy, 50 Days

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 16, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Edible Yu Choy is different to the oil seed rape widely grown in the West. Edible Yu Choy is grown mainly for harvesting young leaves and flowering stalks. Plants are picked when bolting and are used in many Chinese stir-fry foods. Yu Choy produces green stalks and tender leaves for cooking uses. The plant grows very fast and vigorously in temperature climates, but may bolt premature in hot summer. Seeds are sown in spring and fall.

This is a fast-growing edible rape and matures earlier than that its name implies. Plants can be harvested in 30 days after sowing for the spring-summer crop and 45-50 days for the fall-winter crop. The plant goes to flower relatively quick and is grown mainly for the flower stalks. Harvest young leaves and stems with flower buds for stir-fry and soup uses.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida



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