Yu Choy, Edible Rape, Green Choy Sum
Brassica rapa var. parachinensis 'Yu Choy, 80 Days'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa var. parachinensis
Cultivar: Yu Choy, 80 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

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is a slow-bolting edible rape, alightly later maturity than the 70 Days. Plants are grown mainly for young leaves and stems. This variety is strongly resistant to low temperature, suitable for fall/winter crop. Plants produce oblong-shaped dark green leaves with thick main stems and many side shoots, excellent for stir-fry with meat. One of the very popular vegetables for the fall/winter season in Southern China and Asia.