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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked[1]. They can be eaten at any stage from seedling to mature plant[1]. The leaves are tougher and stronger flavoured than standard Pak choi[1]. The flavour is enhanced after a touch of frost[1]. The leaves are said to be very nutritious, with up to twice the mineral content of Pak choi[1].

Immature flowering stems - cooked like broccoli[1]. A sweet flavour[1].

An edible oil is obtained from the seed.

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Brassica rapa parachinensis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica rapa parachinensis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ July/August. Spring sown crops are prone to run quickly to seed if there is a spell of cold weather[1]. Some varieties can also be sown in a cold greenhouse in autumn or early spring to provide leaves overwinter and in late spring.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[2]. Prefers a pH of 5.5 to 7[2]. Prefers a cool moist reasonably fertile soil[3]. The plant is shallow rooted and intolerant of drought, it responds well to a moist fertile soil but succeeds in poorer soils than standard Pak choi[1].

Hardy to about -10°c, the plants stand up well to snow but are less likely to stand up to prolonged winter wet[1]. The prostrate forms are hardier than semi-prostrate forms[1].

The rosette pak choi is widely cultivated in China for its edible leaves, there are several named varieties[1]. It is slower-growing than standard Pak choi, B. rapa chinensis[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica rapa parachinensis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica rapa parachinensis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica rapa parachinensis
Genus
Brassica
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type












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