Oriental Mustard, Chinese Mustard, Gai Choy 'Shi Li Hon'

Brassica juncea

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: juncea (JUN-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shi Li Hon

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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:

Mexico Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 23, 2012, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Shi-Li-Hon is easy-to-grow, super-fast growing and deliciously spicy. It's spicy when eaten raw and mild when cooked. This has been a very healthy, productive plant for me.

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On Feb 8, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Shi-Li-Hon is also called Snow Cabbage or Green-In-The-Snow mustard in the West. This leafy mustard is vigorous, fast-growing and very hardy. The plant is strongly resistant to a low temperature and grows well even in cold season. This vegetable is widely grown for pickling in China.

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