Napa cabbage

Brassica rapa l. var. pekinensis rupr

  • Napa cabbage
  • Napa cabbage
  • Napa cabbage
  • Napa cabbage
  • Flower name
    Napa cabbage
  • Scientific name
    Brassica rapa l. var. pekinensis rupr
  • AliasChinese Cabbage, 白菜
  • Place of originMediterranean → China
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April

What is Napa cabbage

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.


  • Order
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Brassica
  • Species
    B. rapa var. pekinensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typebiennial herbaceous vegetable
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.5 cm

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