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West Coast - China Express
West Coast - China Express
West Coast - China Express
West Coast - China Express

West Coast - China Express

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SUI CHOI. Brassica campestris subsp. pekinesis. These sweet, crisp napa cabbages are ideal for salads and a mainstay of the stir-fry. Big, broad, barrel-shaped, and pale-green heads are tightly packed and 0.6-2.2kg (11/2-5lb) after trimming. China Express Cabbage seeds have good bolt resistance and excellent uniformity. For full-sized heads sow in summer with the last planting 10 weeks before frost. Established plants are vigorous and will stand in the garden until freezes get severe. However, seedlings will bolt if they are exposed to temperatures below 10°C (50°F) for more than 2 weeks; so protect early spring planting with cloche covers.

Matures in 65-80 days. (Hybrid seeds)

Quick Facts:

  • Sweet and crisp
  • Big, broad, barrel-shaped
  • 0.6-2.2kg (2-5lb) after trimming
  • Established plants are vigorous
  • Matures in 65-80 days

How To Grow

Cabbage is another member of the Brassica family that is full of nutrients, including vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, as well as various antioxidants. The American Cancer Society strongly urges an increased intake of cabbage and other Brassicas in the diets of North Americans. Eating lots of cabbage may also protect the eyes from macular degeneration. To preserve its vitamins and mineral content, do not overcook cabbage. Store cut cabbage in the refrigerator in a plastic bag with holes in it and use as soon as possible. Cabbages are also highly ornamental in the garden -choose varieties for colour, deep-red, blue-green, dark-green or leaf texture, savoyed (crinkled), or flat leaf. To learn How to Grow Cabbage  follow the easy instructions below.