Flower Database

Napa cabbage

Basic information
Flower Name
Napa cabbage
Formal Name
Brassica rapa l. var. pekinensis rupr
Alias
Chinese Cabbage, 白菜
Habitat
Mediterranean → China
Morph
biennial herbaceous vegetable
Comment
Chinese cabbage (scientific name: Brassica rapa var. pekinensis) is a biennial herbaceous vegetable in the family Brassicaceae , native to the Mediterranean coast → China. In spring, it produces an inflorescence with a yellow cruciform shape that resembles a rape blossom. It is a vegetable whose leaves are eaten as a vegetable, and the leaves are globular in a vertical oval shape. The upper leaves are green on the outside and creamy and soft on the inside, while the lower leaves are white and hard on the inside and outside. It is in season in winter, when the sweetness increases with frost, and is the main ingredient of vegetables in nabe dishes and pickles. The leaves should be curled up hard and heavy, and the whole leaves should be large and bulky due to the high moisture content.
Common name: Chinese cabbage, scientific name: Brassica rapa L. var. pekinensis , also known as Napa Cabbage, origin: Mediterranean coast → China, type of life: biennial grass, grass height: 100 cm, leaf shape: oval, leaf margin: shallow serrated, petiole: spirally alternating, leaf length: 40-60 cm, radial symmetric flower, general inflorescence, four petals, flower color: yellow, leaf color: green (outside the tuber), yellow at the top and white at the bottom (inside the tuber), flower diameter: 2 cm, flowering period: March-April, season: winter, use: edible as a vegetable, cooking method: pickled Chinese cabbage, pot vegetable, stir-fry, etc.
Detailed information
Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Brassica
Species
B. rapa var. pekinensis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
Mar Apr
Height
100  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
1.5  ~ 2.5