Tampa Michihili Heading Cabbage

Napa Michihili Heading Cabbage, Brassica rapa var pekinensis

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Approx: 50 seeds

Large cylinders of densely packed, crisp leaves are characteristics of the Napa type of Chinese cabbage. The Michihli variety is the most popular Chinese cabbage grown. It is a cool season annual vegetable that grows best with short days and moderate to cool temperatures.

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Until relatively recently we in the west have had to abide by our more coarse and stronger tasting, common cabbage. Chinese cabbage, which has a more delicate flavour and texture, wasn’t introduced to Europe until the 18th century.
The Chinese cabbage as it is known today is very similar to a variant cultivated in Zhejiang around the 14th century.
Chinese leaves were re-introduced to Europe again in the 1970s by Israeli farmers and came into commercial cultivation in California’s Napa Valley at about the same time. Known for many years under the generic names Chinese cabbage, Chinese leaves, and celery cabbage, they are now beginning to appear under their more specific varietal names.

Days to Germination: 5-10 days
Days to Maturity: 60-80 days

Cold hardy and perform best in cool, moderate climates with consistent moisture and a soil pH of 6.0–7.2. Excessively high temperatures may result in split heads.

Keep near: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Celery, Chard, Spinach, Tomatoes, Clover.
Keep away: Strawberry, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Rue, Grapes, Lettuce, Pole beans

Power house of photo-chemicals like thiocyanates, indole 3 carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates.
Excellent source vitamin C and vitamin K.
Rich in essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and thiamin.
Adequate amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.

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