Flower NameNapa cabbage
Formal NameBrassica rapa l. var. pekinensis rupr
AliasChinese Cabbage, 白菜
HabitatMediterranean → China
Morphbiennial herbaceous vegetable
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.
SpeciesB. rapa var. pekinensis
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Height100 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter1.5 ~ 2.5