Chinese Cabbage, Little Jade (Baby Napa)
Chinese cabbages are fast-growing annuals.
This baby napa cabbage is a forceful grower, disease resistant, and delicious! They produce heads that are 8-10 inches tall, with a crisp and cool texture, making them perfect for sautéing or adding to stir-fries. The flesh is sweet and flavorful and easy to grow. You can cover plants when they are young, then remove row covers once heads start to form. For anyone who likes to make Asian-style dishes, this cabbage is a must-have.
Days to Maturity: 40-50 days
Plant size: 8-10” tall and 10-12” wide
Plant spacing: 8-12” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Plant your baby cabbage under full sun in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Keep plants evenly watered and maintain weeding to encourage firm and sweet heads.
Harvesting: Harvest the 8-10 inch tall, 4-6-inch-wide heads when they are strong and well-formed. Cut at the base of the plant with sharp shears.
Culinary: Its mild flavor makes it a great addition to most meals that use leafy greens however, it can be easily overcooked. It's most popularly used in stir-fries, soups, noodles, meat dishes, and salads.
Nutrients: Cabbage is highly nutritious, packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and is low in calories and carbohydrates.
Companion planting: Cabbage can attract several pests, so plant it near herbs and/or vegetables that detract them. Celery or thyme can help repel cabbage worms while plants in the onion family help deter maggots. Rosemary, sage, thyme, coriander, and nasturtiums help keep flea beetles and aphids away. Keep away from, strawberries, rue, tomatoes, garlic, pole beans, and mustards.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.